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Oct12

Exercise Regularly and Learn Better!

Exercise Regularly and Learn Better!

Regular exercise has many health benefits. These benefits are not just physical, but psychological as well, because exercise affects chemicals that alter one’s mood. It has been shown that physical therapy can act as an antidepressant for some people and can accelerate the recovery process for individuals who have suffered brain injuries or strokes. Apparently, […]

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Sep28

Better Reading Comprehension Leads to Better Math Comprehension

Children reach an important milestone in their education when they go from learning to read to reading to learn. Good reading comprehension opens the door to acquiring new knowledge. Better reading comprehension has a positive impact on a child’s academic performance in all subjects where reading is the main source of information – including mathematics. […]

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Sep14

5 Ways to Reinforce Positive Behaviors in Your Child

5 Ways to Reinforce Positive Behaviors in Your Child

  Parents loom large in the development of their children’s personalities. As the Pixar film Inside Out tells it, parents form the biggest “islands” (personality aspects) for their children. As the principle socialization agents for their children, parents have a large array of resources at their disposal to mold their children’s behavior. “Have you eaten […]

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Sep07

Using Frustration and Failure as Educational Tools

Several scientifically-based studies, such as those by Walter Mischel, Martin Seligman, Angela Duckworth and others, confirm that cognitive ability (measured, for example, by IQ) is not a reliable indicator of success and achievement. How do we define success and achievement?  We look at academic indicators (like grades and test scores) or social factors (a career, […]

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