There is an old adage, that children are the best teachers. And for health professional students on their way to becoming doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, making children feel comfortable and cared for is...Read more
The Belgian municipality of Hoogstraten is making primary school routes safer. The municipality won the Flemish Road Safety Award 2019 last month and they are in the process of redesigning the area around eight schools....Read more
With recent news of the college cheating scandal in which parents allegedly paid for their children to gain entrance to the most prestigious post-secondary institutions in the United States, increased attention has been placed on...Read more
|1 comment|author: Nicole Racine and Sheri Madigan
More than 145,000 vulnerable children in Jordan are learning through play since the LEGO Foundation donated over 3,000 LEGO Duplo Play Boxes and over 1,100 LEGO Play Boxes. The materials have been distributed in schools,...Read more
Children have been experiencing a decline in physical activity in recent years. At school they are mostly seated, someone is always driving them home and at home – between homework and time spent with various...Read more
All of us have a range of speech styles, altering how we talk to fit different situations. The adjustments we make can be barely noticeable: you might tell a work colleague that you’re going “swimming”...Read more
Far from being a quiet time, a child’s middle years – between ages eight and 12 – can be transformative. But according to Dr Lisa Mundy, we need to better understand those changes.
I’ve always been...Read more
The challenge of mending and strengthening Chicago’s network of care and education for its youngest residents defies instant solutions, but four candidates for mayor agreed Monday on one point: The city needs to care for...Read more
Being a kindergartner today is very different from being a kindergartner 20 years ago. In fact it is more like first grade. Researchers have demonstrated that five-year-olds are spending more time engaged in teacher-led academic learning...Read more
Teachers with a strong belief in their own ability to ‘get the job done’ have the biggest impact on a student’s learning.
It’s well-known that teachers have the biggest influence on student learning over any other...Read more
|Comment|author: Ruth Aston, Professor Janet Clinton, Georgia Dawson and Myra Koelle
Boulder Journey School feels different from most other child care centers almost as soon as you walk through the door. In the hallways, there’s a kid-sized mail-sorting station, a giant metal spaceship trimmed with white...Read more
If students feel disconnected from school, their learning and even their health can suffer – new research shows how teachers can help.
Most of us have memories of our days at school; usually some good and...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Terry Bowles, Associate Professor Janet Scull and Daniela Russo
While a growing body of research suggests that small changes to a school environment can help reduce childhood obesity and improve nutrition, 80 percent of school-aged children still fall short of national dietary guidelines for...Read more
In April the British government introduced the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) in an effort to fight childhood obesity. Now the ‘sugar tax’ has raised over £150m which will be used to fund physical education and breakfast...Read more
The ‘Little Fir Tree Project’ allows inner city children in Islington to learn about the wonder and importance of trees by combining arts and the environment.
The project aims to increase awareness of the necessity of trees in...Read more