Stressed-Out Kids, Parents, Teachers: How to Cope

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Not all stress is to be avoided. According to our guests there are three different types of stress: positive stress, tolerable stress, and toxic stress. Teachers need to be able to distinguish the different types and the symptoms of stress in children to help them manage stress effectively. One proven way to help children manage […]

Teachers Beat Down: 3 Ways to Fight Back Without Losing Your Job

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Many teachers returning to school this year report a growing sense of powerlessness to effect change and do their jobs. An increasing number of teachers are expressing their disagreement with education policy in a climate that often ignores them. In this segment we talk about how you can find your voice and impact the system […]

When did a hug become a bad thing?

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There was a time when the conventional wisdom was that we needed four hugs a day to survive, eight hugs a day to maintain, and 12 to grow. Later, as media reports of sexual assault cases spread like viruses, along with fear of lawsuits, educators and children were schooled in “bad touch” versus “good touch” […]

When Did a Big Hug Become a Bad Thing?

When did a hug become a bad thing? There was a time when the conventional wisdom was that we needed four hugs a day to survive, eight hugs a day to maintain, and 12 to grow. Later, as media reports of sexual assault cases spread like viruses, along with fear of lawsuits, educators and children […]

When Did a Big Hug Become a Bad Thing?

There was a time when the conventional wisdom was that we needed four hugs a day to survive, eight hugs a day to maintain, and 12 to grow. Later, as media reports of sexual assault cases spread like viruses, along with fear of lawsuits, educators and children were schooled in “bad touch” versus “good touch” […]

Teachers Beat Down: 3 Ways to Fight Back Without Losing Your Job

Many teachers returning to school this year report a growing sense of powerlessness to effect change and do their jobs. An increasing number of teachers are expressing their disagreement with education policy in a climate that often ignores them. In this segment we talk about how you can find your voice and impact the system without losing your job Here are […]

Some Brain-Operating Principles

No two brains are alike, not even  the brains of identical twins! Brains change based on experience Experience is a participatory sport for the brain.  It is what you do, see, touch and I interact with that is important brain building events. Brain processes many different kinds of information at the same time which is […]