WASHINGTON (AP) — We know a lot about how babies learn to talk, and youngsters learn to read. Now scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math — and what children know about numbers as they begin first grade seems to play a big role in how well they do everyday calculations later on.
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Why limit screen time? We explain why time spent in front of a television or video screen has negative physiological effects on the body. Learn more about the effects of screen time.
via Why Limit Screen Time? Scientific Research Explains.
Optimal brain health is influenced by the small choices we make every day. Follow these 3 easy steps to help your brain stay healthy.
via Modeling Healthy Choices: Three Habits for Optimal Brain Health.
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Are there beneficial effects of video games? Learn what current research tells us about video games and the brain.
The Truth About Video Games and the Brain: What Research Tells Us.
I am certain you feel the pressure of the testing season soon to be upon us. We want our students to do their very best and we see and feel the urgency (hopefully not panic) that we want them to feel. True learning, which is more than answers on a standardized test, is a naturally urgent process if students are engaged and have a real reason to learn.
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Financial Literacy Month is April — just around the corner — and it’s never too early to prepare. Personally, I believe this is a great opportunity to use games in an intentional way to teach students financial literacy skills. Games can be used as a “hook” or anchor activity, as well an instructional activity that is revisited throughout a unit of instruction. A game can help scaffold the learning of important content as well as providing context for application of content. If you really trust the design of the game, it can also be an excellent assessment tool!
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