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Play, Just to Play

The computerized calendar shows grey dots everyday of the week. The day starts at 7:00 am and ends sometime around 9:00 pm; perhaps with 30 minutes …

Silence.

Think of one place in the world that is still completely silent. Deep ocean perhaps? That must still be relatively silent. Is there any country in …

The Burned Out State of Mind

Let’s say you watch a movie in a theater where the protagonist is caught in what we would consider an abusive situation. Specifically, the hero is …

Learning’s Many Costs, First Quarter 2015 Edition

Flipping channels, Dr. Phil comes onto the main screen and has a mother and daughter in opposite angles to him. The problems seemed to be typical …

When the Mind is Confronted with the Hardest Yes and the Easiest No

There is probably no parent in the world who tells their child not to follow their dreams. The encouragement given by a parent, as well as their …

User-Friendly Interpretation on Sensory Processing Science and The Learner’s Consciousness: Part Two

In the previous article, we discussed the science behind sensory processing skills, the brain centers involved, and the signs and symptoms of the …

An Anti-Prescription to Learned Helplessness

<i>“The defining characteristic of pessimists is that they tend to believe that bad events will last a long time, will undermine everything they do, and</i> …

Children (Both Big and Small) Learn What They Live

<b>Children Learn What They Live
</b><p><b>By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.</b><p><i>If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.</i><p><i>If children live with hostility, they</i> …

The Balancing Act Homework and Extracurricular Lives in School-Aged Children

For every generation of parents who have school age children, there is a theme that binds parents from the past to present: either there is too much …

Please Share This Resource With Parents

Thank you to the parents of East Harlem Scholars Academy in New York, NY for coming to a seminar today on campus. This brochure was provided to them …

Replacing Classroom Chairs with Exercise Balls

Here are some studies and articles regarding the efficaciousness of replacing classroom chairs with stability balls. Please read and review carefully …

Special Education: Redesigned and Redefined

When a bright eyed and idealistic teacher walks into the classroom, she does not have any pre-conceived notions that the mission statement of the …

Learning to Test or Testing to Learn?

The focus on reforming education in the twenty-first century has lead to a near obsession with standardization. We have standardized curriculums, …

T’is the Season for Depression, And How to Shake it Off

It is definitely the heart of winter, mid-February, and we would be lucky if we had a week that didn’t have frigid temperatures, snowfall and …

Is it Negative Behavior or ADHD Sensory Overload? An Educator’s Quick Reference

How many times have students been pigeon-holed into the category of displaying bad or negative behavior when opposing class work or during …

Love with the Brain, the Mind and the Body

Sitting at a table at Tillie’s, my favorite, independent Brooklyn café, I find myself easily distracted. The people are much more interesting to …

The Powerful Necessity of TOUCH

If you live in a metropolitan area, chances are you have had the pleasure of using public transportation to get around. Buses or trains, or both, and …

Metacognition is to Mindfulness (Not Everyone Can Always Teach…)

Big buzz words, both of them in the title of this article. One featuring a significant process of the Pre-Frontal Cortex, and the other, affectation …

The Rollercoaster Ride That is Tolerance (Including Frustration)

The act of being able to tolerate, or imbibe tolerance historically has never been easy to carry over. Either it be willingness to accept feelings, …

Education, Meet Neuro

Careers in Education span from being a one to one teaching assistant, which may or may not require education beyond high school, to holding a …

A Body in Motion

<b>“I hear and I forgot. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” ~ Confucius.</b><p>Throughout history, many thinkers have conveyed the sentiment that …

User-Friendly Interpretation on Sensory Processing Science and The Learner’s Consciousness: Part One

We have touched on the subject on our previous articles on how negative behavior is often times intermixed or interpreted as willful or …

The Fundamentals of Neuropedagogy

Over the past decade, we have learned that for every student who is simple to understand or figure out, there are one or two who are a conundrum. …