Black Girls Viewed As Less Innocent Than White Girls

17 Mar 2016
A groundbreaking study by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality finds that adults view black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, especially in the age range of 5-14. read more

Keeping Kids Off the Summer Slide

03 Mar 2016
Something is waiting for many children each summer and their parents don’t even know it’s out there. It's called the "summer slide," and it describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. As parents approach the summer break, many are thinking about the family vacation, trips to the pool, how to keep children engaged in activities at home, the abrupt changes to everyone's schedule—and how to juggle it all. What they might not be focusing on is how much educational ground their children could lose during the three-month break from school, particularly when it comes to reading. read more

Eating Disorder Types, Symptoms and Statistics

02 Mar 2016
Ask yourself, “What percentage of your day do you spend thinking about food, weight, and body image?” If your answer is that you spend so much time with these concerns that it interferes with your happiness or functioning, then we invite you to consider that you may have an eating disorder. Looking at eating disorders this way puts EDs on a continuum, rather than a yes or no question. You can have some degree of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and preoccupation because of body image and eating issues. And if you do, we invite you to participate in ANAD programs to get the support and help that you need to recover! read more

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

17 Feb 2016
Sleep is as essential to you as food, air, and water. Yet sometime in your life you may experience difficulty in sleeping (about one in three adults report some degree of insomnia at any one time). If you do have trouble sleeping, several changes in lifestyle can help you regain a satisfactory sleep pattern. Experiment with these helpful strategies offered here. read more

Transgender Military Service in the United States

02 Feb 2016
An estimated 150,000 transgender individuals have served in the U.S. armed forces, or are currently on active duty. In addition, an estimated 134,000 transgender individuals are veterans or are retired from Guard or Reserve service, 8,800 transgender adults are currently on active duty in the U.S. armed forces, and an estimated 6,700 transgender individuals are serving in the Guard or Reserve forces. Transgender individuals assigned female at birth are nearly three times more likely than all adult women, and those assigned male at birth are 1.6 times more likely than all adult men, to serve. read more

Are Millennials the Screwed Generation?

08 Jan 2016
Today’s youth, both here and abroad, have been screwed by their parents’ fiscal profligacy and economic mismanagement. Neil Howe, a leading generational theorist, cites the “greed, shortsightedness, and blind partisanship” of the boomers, of whom he is one, for having “brought the global economy to its knees.” read more

The Male Privilege Checklist

08 Jan 2016
In 1990, Wellesley College professor Peggy McIntosh wrote an essay called “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”. McIntosh observes that whites in the U.S. are “taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.” To illustrate these invisible systems, McIntosh wrote a list of 26 invisible privileges whites benefit from. read more

Pedagogical benefits

02 Jan 2016
There are many benefits to using video in education as shown in several decades of research. Salman Khan in 'Let's use video to reinvent education' (20 mins) describes the transformative way video can impact teaching and learning and encourages teachers to consider the flipped classroom model where learners can digest lecture content at their pace and explore content more deeply during class time. read more

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