Preliminary efficacy of online traumatic brain injury professional development for educators: an exploratory randomized clinical trial - Glang AE, McCart M, Slocumb J, Gau JM, Davies SC, Gomez D, Beck L.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of an online traumatic brain injury (TBI) professional development intervention, In the Classroom After Concussion: Best Practices for Student Success. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial with a sample of 100 ge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Google now SPYING on students using classroom technology, while pretending to be "teaching" them
(Natural News) Large corporations usually have robust market research divisions filled with thinkers and analysts who busy themselves daily trying to figure out how to stay ahead of their competition by anticipating consumer, business, and economic trends. These folks aren’t reading tea leaves or glaring into crystal balls. They’re gathering and processing hard data so... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool
(Stanford University) Stanford researchers took a virtual reality experience into a variety of educational settings, including high school classrooms, to test the impact on awareness and understanding of ocean acidification. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Youngest Students More Likely To Be Diagnosed With ADHD, Study Finds
This study confirms on a larger scale what other studies have shown on a smaller one. It confirms that there may be developmental confounders in the diagnosis of the condition and that the relative immaturity of young children’s brains can make those that are merely younger at school entry demonstrate behaviors consistent with ADHD.” Christakis was not involved in the research. Joel Nigg, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at Oregon Health and Science University, said that tracking the diagnoses through an insurance database allowed researchers to see what clinicians are doing, which can be m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health ADHD CNN Harvard Medical School New England Journal Of Medicine Source Type: news

Youngest Kindergarten Students More Likely To Be Diagnosed With ADHD, Study Finds
This study confirms on a larger scale what other studies have shown on a smaller one. It confirms that there may be developmental confounders in the diagnosis of the condition and that the relative immaturity of young children’s brains can make those that are merely younger at school entry demonstrate behaviors consistent with ADHD.” Christakis was not involved in the research. Joel Nigg, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at Oregon Health and Science University, said that tracking the diagnoses through an insurance database allowed researchers to see what clinicians are doing, which can be m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health ADHD CNN Harvard Medical School New England Journal Of Medicine Source Type: news

Assistant Professor in Microbiology
The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Microbiology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). We seek an individual that shares our institutional values of excellence, community, diversity, innovation and access. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarship in microbiology with biomedical applications. We expect the successful candidate to actively seek extramural support to develop and maintain an excellent res...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - November 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Brings Care to Venezuela Migrants in Colombia U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Brings Care to Venezuela Migrants in Colombia
Even though five-year-old Kamila is used to getting blood drawn, she cried out when the needle pricked her arm, clinging to her mother for comfort in a classroom-turned-clinic in the northern Colombian city of Riohacha.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Classroom disciplinary climate of schools and gender - evidence from the Nordic countries - Sortk ær B, Reimer D.
Classroom disciplinary climate has emerged as a crucial factor with regard to student achievement. However, most previous studies have not explored potential gender differences in both students' perceptions of the classroom disciplinary climate and the ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Peer effects on low-income children's learning and development - Choi JY, Castle S, Burchinal M, Horm D, Guss S, Bingham GE.
Using data from a large study of 78 high-quality Head Start classrooms in 12 sites across the U.S., this study examined whether peers' receptive vocabulary skills and teacher-reported social-emotional (S-E) functioning (i.e., behavior problems and self-reg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children at risk
School support staff regularly go home worried about pupils’ welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, according to a survey released by UNISON today (Friday). The research suggests that across the UK almost a quarter (24%) of school support staff involved in children’s welfare go home worried every day having spoken to pupils about the issues that trouble them both inside and outside of school. Almost nine in ten (86%) of support staff told UNISON they’d gone home worried about pupils after tal...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release stars in our schools survey Source Type: news

Students' willingness to intervene in bullying: direct and indirect associations with classroom cohesion and self-efficacy - Wachs S, Bilz L, Fischer SM, Schubarth W, Wright MF.
Although school climate and self-efficacy have received some attention in the literature, as correlates of students' willingness to intervene in bullying, to date, very little is known about the potential mediating role of self-efficacy in the relationship... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: Neuroscientists identify low-tech fix to sleep-deprived teens
UCLAAdriana Galv ánAdriana Galv án a professor of psychology at UCLA and holds the Jeffrey Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. She specializes in adolescent brain development. Thispiece appeared in The Conversation.Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators alike have struggled to identify what to do to improve sleep. Some have called for delaying school start times or limiting screen time before bed to achieve academic, health and even economic gains.Still, recent estimates suggest that roughly half of adolescents in the U...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Classroom friendships may offset effects of punitive parents
(University of California - San Francisco) A study by researchers at UC San Francisco has confirmed the link between Harsh Parenting to Defiance andNoncompliance in Kids and found that kindergarten may provide a unique opportunity for these harshly parented children to retool negative behavior. The study is published in the journal Development and Psychopathology on Nov. 21, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teens With Autism Educate Future Doctors At Boston University
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a unique medical school class designed to increase awareness of patients with autism and other intellectual disabilities. And today’s teachers were two teenagers, both on the autism spectrum. “I’m 13 years old. I’m in eighth grade. I really, really like otters, and I have ADHD and a tiny bit of autism,” says Hana. She and her 15-year-old sister Helen have come to a Boston University Medical School classroom to talk with third year students. Both girls are on the autism spectrum, and are ready for any and all questions. “Anything! I’m not going to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Autism Boston University School Of Medicine Paula Ebben Source Type: news

The Academy smashes another year!
  Whilst 70% of learning is acquired in role, The Academy programme offers a series of classroom and Webex training, on-line learning and coaching programmes designed to support... The post The Academy smashes another year! appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Healthcare Communications Source Type: news

Development of emotional skills in adolescents to prevent cyberbullying and improve subjective well-being - Schoeps K, Villanueva L, Prado-Gasc ó VJ, Montoya-Castilla I.
Bullying behavior alters the way in which students coexist together in the classroom and negatively affects adolescents' well-being. Research highlights the importance of emotional skills in promoting positive youth development and optimal social functioni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How common are food allergies?
In many classrooms across the country, teachers send flyers home requesting that families not send certain treats to school because of kids who have food allergies. Peanuts are the most common culprit. But just how many kids get food allergies? Dr. Avni Joshi, a Mayo Clinic allergist, performed a study that offers some answers to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NSF awards $50M in grants to improve STEM education
With the 2018-2019 school year underway, K-12 students have new opportunities for learning. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers also have new prospects to sharpen their skills and innovate in their classrooms. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program aims to help students and teachers accomplish all of the above. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, DRK-12 ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297236&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Between a Stethoscope and a Gavel
In late 1959, a young firefighter candidate was given a welcome break from the “grinder”—an affectionate term for the training academy of the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD). The young firefighter had been told his “contractual duty is to fight fire”1 and had spent the prior weeks drilling on the techniques of the profession under the Southern California sun. However, today would be different. Instead of pulling hose and lifting ladders, his afternoon would be spent in a classroom taking a course called “first aid.” At best, the course was marginal; lasting less than tw...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jameson Karns Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Investigation and Design Can Improve Student Learning in Science and Engineering; Changes to Instructional Approaches Will Require Significant Effort
Centering science instruction around investigation and design can improve learning in middle and high schools and help students make sense of phenomena in the world around them. Current approaches to science in many classrooms do not reflect this approach and constrain the opportunities afforded to students, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Changing instructional approaches will require significant and sustained work by teachers, administrators, and policy makers, the report says. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cochrane Classmate webinar: 20 Nov 2018
Cochrane Classmate could change how evidence production is taught in classrooms around the world. Brought to you by the Cochrane Crowd team, Classmate is a trainers ’ toolkit that allows you to create exciting, interactive tasks that help your students learn about evidence production. It is easy to use, and its first release is now available free of charge to anyone interested. Join the growing number of teachers and trainers using this innovative online lear ning environment.This webinar will introduce you to Classmate, including how to create a learning activity, invite students to that activity, and monitor t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Teachers and Trump
(Michigan State University) Teachers felt immense pressure from school leaders and families to respond in a certain way -- or not at all -- in their classrooms following the 2016 presidential election, according to new research from Michigan State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Prisoners Feeding Children to Remain in School
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -It is exactly nine o'clock in the morning and learners at Mwitere Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Chimaliro in Thyolo District shove and jostle as they walk out of classroom for a health break. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PFI abolition pledge doesn ’t help public services with contracts
Commenting on the Chancellor’s pledge that the government is to abolish the use of new private finance contracts (PFI), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Public services can’t be financed on the never-never, and the Chancellor’s promise that there’ll be no more PFI contracts signed is welcome. “But this does nothing to help the many hospitals, councils, police forces and schools. They’ll be paying through the nose for many years to come for what are now brand new buildings, but which won’t be when the debts are finally paid off. “Expensive interest payments a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release budget dave prentis PFI Source Type: news

Can Technology In The Classroom Foster A Love For Geometry?
When students at this school got their hands on tablet, everything changed. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Africa:Lead Exposure Is Poisoning the Future of Our Children
[UNEP] As Miremba enters her classroom in the morning, little does she know that the walls of the one place that should help her secure a better future are, in fact, poisoning it. As she playfully chips the hallway paint before going into class, she exposes herself, and her fellow schoolmates, to the irreversible toxic effects of lead. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Shift Needed in How STEM Subjects are Taught to English Learners, New Report Says
A new report from the National Academies says that English learners develop proficiency in both STEM subjects and language when they are engaged in meaningful interaction in the classroom with teachers who can support them with content that allows language to develop simultaneously. However, many STEM teachers are not prepared adequately to provide robust learning opportunities that foster simultaneous content knowledge and language development in their classrooms. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Electronic Cigarette Sales Soar As A Door Opens For Teen Smokers
The marked rise in sales in e-cigarettes is, in large part, due to product lines attracting adolescents. Newer e-cigarette products whose casing mimics a USB flash drive are entering classrooms at a concerning rate. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Last Chance to Enter the 2018 Faces of Biology Photo Contest
Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for your chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience. The competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. The theme of the contest is “Faces of Biology.” Photographs entered into the competition must depict a person, such as a scientist, researcher, technician, collections curator, or student, engaging in biological research. The research may occur outside, in a lab, with a natura...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

EpiPen Shortage Keeping Some Kids Out Of School
(CBS News) — Eden Morris should be in kindergarten with his friends but the 5-year-old has been home since the school year started. Eden has severe allergies so Spanaway Elementary, about 35 miles south of Seattle, won’t let him go to school without an EpiPen. The U.S. is experiencing a shortage of the lifesaving device and parents are scrambling to find them because some schools won’t let kids with allergies in the classroom if they don’t have one. This affects as many as two students in every classroom in the U.S. “There’s nothing else that made me feel worse than my son tell...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen Local TV Source Type: news

EpiPen shortage keeping some kids out of school
The U.S. has a shortage of lifesaving EpiPens, which are used to treat severe allergic reactions. Many parents are scrambling to find them because some schools won't let kids with allergies into classrooms if they don't have one. This affects as many as two students in every classroom in the U.S. John Blackstone reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injury prevention class exercise: three-pronged list making - Hemenway D.
It is difficult to find classroom exercises that have been specifically designed for injury prevention students. The suggested list-making classroom exercise forces students to recognise and devise many policy and programmatic options over and above the on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Last Chance to Enter the 2018 Faces of Biology Photo Contest
Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for your chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience. The competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. The theme of the contest is “Faces of Biology.” Photographs entered into the competition must depict a person, such as a scientist, researcher, technician, collections curator, or student, engaging in biological research. The research may occur outside, in a lab, with a natura...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Workplace violence training using simulation - Brown RG, Anderson S, Brunt B, Enos T, Blough K, Kropp D.
Workplace violence in health care settings is increasing dramatically nationwide. In response, an interdisciplinary team at an Ohio health system developed and piloted a model of training to address workplace violence. The model included classroom learning... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Complex PTSD: Trauma, Learning, and Behavior in the Classroom
Complex post traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) occurs with repeated ongoing exposure to traumatic events. Often CPTSD is a result of early traumatic relationships with caregivers. In this article we consider the effects of early traumatic relationships on learning. Many children with a history of trauma have trouble with learning in the classroom and do not perform as well as their peers. The connection between early interpersonal trauma and learning is particularly relevant when considering the ability to maintain attention and concentration. Often, early traumatic relationships impair more than emotion regulation abiliti...
Source: Psych Central - October 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Abuse Attention Deficit Disorder Bullying Children and Teens PTSD School Issues Students Trauma C-PTSD Childhood Trauma Classroom Behavior complex post-traumatic stress disorder Source Type: news

2-Minute Activity Breaks May Help Kids Stay Fit
Short bursts of in-classroom activity can trim childhood obesity rates while helping elementary schools provide 30 minutes of daily exercise for students, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mismanagement by academy trust leaves vulnerable students and staff facing huge cuts
Large cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial mismanagement, say education unions today (Friday). The TBAP trust, which teaches children excluded from mainstream education, plans to cut over £2.5m (14.4%) from its budget, say the unions. UNISON, which represents school support staff in the chain, recently wrote to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) raising serious concerns about financial management at the trust. The ESFA warned the trust in January, and has now put TBAP under financia...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release education Jon Richards public services Source Type: news

Deadline Approaching: 2018 Faces of Biology Photo Contest
Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for your chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience. The competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. The theme of the contest is “Faces of Biology.” Photographs entered into the competition must depict a person, such as a scientist, researcher, technician, collections curator, or student, engaging in biological research. The research may occur outside, in a lab, with a natura...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Health Tip: It's Back to School Time
-- As teens and children re-enter the classroom after summer vacation, it's time for parents and teachers to instill healthy behaviors that should last into adulthood. That means discouraging alcohol use, drug use and violence, which studies have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Should Be In A Mental Health Safety Plan?
Discussion IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS SITUATION AND NEED HELP, call 1(800) 273-TALK(8255) there IS someone there who can help you, En Espanol 1-888-628-9454, or Text “HOME” to 741-741 . Other resources are available at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org About 10-20% of children and adolescents have a mental health or substance abuse disorder. Suicide is the seconding leading cause of death in the US for ages 10-19 years old at ~2000/year. Unfortunately the numbers of trained mental health professionals in the US and most countries is inadequate to provide appropriate care. Emergency department (ED) visits ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers
  Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across Britain, according to research published today (Sunday) by UNISON. Getting a deposit together and obtaining a mortgage are often insurmountable hurdles for those living in the majority of local authority areas across England, Scotland and Wales, according to the findings. The UNISON report Priced Out highlights how saving the money for a down payment on a property would take decades – or more than a century for public sector staff in some parts of London. This is based...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis housing UNISON Source Type: news

Deadline Approaching: Enter the 2018 Faces of Biology Photo Contest
Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest for your chance to win $250 and to have your photo appear on the cover of the journal BioScience. The competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to the public and policymakers. The theme of the contest is “Faces of Biology.” Photographs entered into the competition must depict a person, such as a scientist, researcher, technician, collections curator, or student, engaging in biological research. The research may occur outside, in a lab, with a natura...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 4, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Knowledge of African-American language and culture benefits teachers in STEM fields
(Linguistic Society of America) A new study of K-12 STEM educators demonstrates how adding linguistic information into classroom teaching can help remove barriers to STEM achievement for African-American students. The article, 'Balancing the Communication Equation: An Outreach and Engagement Model for Using Sociolinguistics to Enhance Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining K-12 STEM Education,' by Christine Mallinson (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and Anne H. Charity Hudley (University of California, Santa Barbara), will be published in the September, 2018 issue of the scholarly journal Language. (Source: Eur...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

School staff buckling under intolerable workloads and mounting stress
Drastic cuts, staff restructuring and rocketing stress levels are becoming the norm in UK schools, according to a survey of school support staff published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. The findings – summarised in the report Lessons in Austerity – highlight the funding crisis that is having such a devastating effect on workloads and morale as pupils return to classrooms after the summer, says UNISON. The 12,120 school employees who completed the survey include teaching assistants, technicians, caterers and office staff. Almost nine in ten (87%) said that cutbacks in their schools have had a noticeable effect. The ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

School staff buckling under intolerable workloads and mounting stress, says UNISON
Drastic cuts, staff restructuring and rocketing stress levels are becoming the norm in UK schools, according to a survey of school support staff published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. The findings – summarised in the report Lessons in Austerity – highlight the funding crisis that is having such a devastating effect on workloads and morale as pupils return to classrooms after the summer, says UNISON. The 12,120 school employees who completed the survey include teaching assistants, technicians, caterers and office staff. Almost nine in ten (87%) said that cutbacks in their schools have had a noticeable effect. The ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protect Your Child After Pet Exposure
HealthDay News) -- Schools often have classroom pets, such as hamsters, fish or frogs. Caring for those animals can be a great learning experience for kids. But exposure to animals does have some risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arms industry spends millions to promote brands in schools
Defence groups sponsor lessons that promote building and sale of military hardwareArms manufacturers are spending millions of pounds a year promoting their brands in Britain ’s schools, theObserver has learned.The companies, which between them have sold tens of billions of pounds of weapons to overseas governments, including those with poor human rights records, sponsor a series of school events at which their brands are prominently on display. In addition, they issue teaching materials for use in classrooms that promote the defence sector, sponsor competitions and award prizes.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Doward Tags: Arms trade UK news World news Schools Education BAE Systems Business Weapons technology Science Source Type: news

10% Of US Children Diagnosed With ADHD, Study Finds
(CNN) — The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday. The rise was most pronounced in minority groups, suggesting that better access to health insurance and mental health treatment through the Affordable Care Act might have played some role in the increase. The rate of diagnosis during that time period doubled in girls, although it was still much lower than in boys. But the researchers say they found no evidence confirming frequent complaints that the conditi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News ADHD CNN Source Type: news

Elementary teachers' emotional and relational expressions when speaking about disruptive and well behaved students - McGrath KF, Van Bergen P.
Elementary teachers' emotional expressions when speaking about disruptive students provide a previously unexamined source of classroom influence. The present study therefore examined how 47 elementary teachers spoke about their relationships with disruptiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

College Grades Low? Try a Different Seat in the Classroom
Title: College Grades Low? Try a Different Seat in the ClassroomCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/24/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news