Thousands of Chicago teachers not heading back to classrooms following union vote, will remain remote
Thousands of Chicago’s educators are refusing to head back into schools Monday as originally planned following a weekend vote... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BU School Of Public Health Students Prepare For Return To In-Person Learning
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health schools Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston University Coronavirus Source Type: news

“Their Hope for a Brighter Future Inspires Us All”
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jan 23 2021 (IPS) Looking back upon 2020, we all bear the scars of a devastating year; none so much as girls and boys around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted education for over 1.6 billion children and youth globally and continues to do so. It has also deepened socio-economic inequities and heightened insecurities around the world, further impacting the lives of girls and boys everywhere. Ongoing, protracted conflicts, forced displacement and the worsening climate crisis were no less forgiving. Yasmine Sherif2020 was, in short, a brutal year for the world’s children and youth &nd...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migrati Source Type: news

Video of girl removing Putin portrait from classroom goes viral
Video of a Russian student removing a portrait of President Vladimir Putin from her classroom wall has gone viral — a day before planned... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Randomized trials could help to return children safely to schools - study
(University of Birmingham) Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomized trials when students eventually return could help to clarify uncertainties around when we should send children back to the classroom, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"I am learning to protect myself with Mika:" a teacher-based child sexual abuse prevention program in Turkey - K ızıltepe R, Eslek D, Irmak TY, Güngör D.
This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of a teacher-based child sexual abuse prevention program entitled "I am learning to protect myself with Mika." The sample consisted of 290 children, their parents, and their classroom teachers. The participants... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An examination of the longer-term impact of a combined classroom and parental intervention on alcohol-related harms and heavy episodic drinking - Cole JC, Percy A, Sumnall HR, McKay MT.
Although fewer adolescents are consuming alcohol than was the case in previous decades, those who are consuming alcohol are still exposed to alcohol-related harms. While the evidence for the effectiveness of universal, school-based interventions is limite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Transactional links between teacher-adolescent support, relatedness, and aggression at school: a three-wave longitudinal study - Jim énez TI, León J, Martín-Albo J, Lombas AS, Valdivia-Salas S, Estévez E.
This study examines the reciprocal effects between two school-based relationships within the classroom-namely, perceived teacher support and relatedness with classmates-and school aggression (overt and relational) across two courses of secondary educatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ontario special education classes can continue in person, but concerns about safety persist
While in-person schools in southern Ontario COVID-19 hot spots will remain closed until at least Feb. 10, face-to-face learning has resumed for students in some special education classes. But is it safe for these students and their teachers to be in classrooms right now?  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Rwanda: Mad Rush to Fix Gaps Ahead of Return of Younger Schoolchildren
[New Times] As nursery and lower primary pupils prepare to resume physical learning, some schools have cited uncompleted new classrooms as one of the challenges to welcoming back learners in the midst of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid-19: The new normal of isolated work is becoming a new threat to public health
From Zoom and Microsoft Teams, to Netflix and Google Classroom, we have become dependent for the functioning of our lives on apps that, in turn, fuel our device addiction further. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated
State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 vs. school: We asked experts about transmission risks and what is needed to keep classrooms open
While some students are back in class following the holiday break, others are sticking with remote learning for now, due to a rise in cases of COVID-19 among school-aged kids. We asked experts about the risks of in-school transmissions, what's needed to keep in-person classes open and how new variants of the virus factor into the picture. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Young Chicago students begin return to classroom learning
Chicago Public Schools' students are starting to return to classroom learning as doors open to thousands of pre-kindergarten and some special education students (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Seeding the Ocean: Inside a Michelin-Starred Chef ’s Revolutionary Quest to Harvest Rice From the Sea
There are very few things that Ángel León hasn’t done with the fruits of the sea. In 2008, as a young, unknown chef, he took a loin from one fish and attached it to the loin of another, using collagen to bind the two proteins together. He called them hybrids and served them to unsuspecting diners at Aponiente, his restaurant in the southern Spanish port town of El Puerto de Santa María, just across the bay from Cádiz. He discovered that fish eyes, cooked at 55°C in a thermal circulator until the gelatin collapsed, made excellent thickening agents for umami-rich sauces. Next he found th...
Source: TIME: Science - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matt Goulding Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature longform Magazine Source Type: news

FDIC International Postponed to August 2021
(Fair Lawn, NJ, January 6, 2021) – As a result of both the State of Indiana’s government direction, general public health advisories and many industry travel restrictions in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic the upcoming FDIC International, scheduled to take place on April 19-24, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium will now take place August 19-24, 2021. “This was a difficult decision but the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff remain the most important priority for us. We have put thoughtful consideration into...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News FDIC Source Type: news

FDIC International Postponed to August 2021
(Fair Lawn, NJ, January 6, 2021) – As a result of both the State of Indiana’s government direction, general public health advisories and many industry travel restrictions in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic the upcoming FDIC International, scheduled to take place on April 19-24, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium will now take place August 19-24, 2021. “This was a difficult decision but the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff remain the most important priority for us. We have put thoughtful consideration into...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News FDIC Source Type: news

FDIC International Postponed to August 2021
(Fair Lawn, NJ, January 6, 2021) – As a result of both the State of Indiana’s government direction, general public health advisories and many industry travel restrictions in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic the upcoming FDIC International, scheduled to take place on April 19-24, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium will now take place August 19-24, 2021. “This was a difficult decision but the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff remain the most important priority for us. We have put thoughtful consideration into...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News FDIC Source Type: news

FDIC International Postponed to August 2021
(Fair Lawn, NJ, January 6, 2021) – As a result of both the State of Indiana’s government direction, general public health advisories and many industry travel restrictions in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic the upcoming FDIC International, scheduled to take place on April 19-24, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium will now take place August 19-24, 2021. “This was a difficult decision but the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff remain the most important priority for us. We have put thoughtful consideration into...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News FDIC Source Type: news

FDIC International Postponed to August 2021
(Fair Lawn, NJ, January 6, 2021) – As a result of both the State of Indiana’s government direction, general public health advisories and many industry travel restrictions in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic the upcoming FDIC International, scheduled to take place on April 19-24, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium will now take place August 19-24, 2021. “This was a difficult decision but the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff remain the most important priority for us. We have put thoughtful consideration into...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News FDIC Source Type: news

FDIC International Postponed to August 2021
(Fair Lawn, NJ, January 6, 2021) – As a result of both the State of Indiana’s government direction, general public health advisories and many industry travel restrictions in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic the upcoming FDIC International, scheduled to take place on April 19-24, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium will now take place August 19-24, 2021. “This was a difficult decision but the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff remain the most important priority for us. We have put thoughtful consideration into...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News FDIC Source Type: news

Some California superintendents say Newsom's classroom reopening plan comes up short
The criticism, in a letter to Newsom, casts doubt on whether there is broad support among educators for Newsom's proposal to reopen some classrooms soon. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Myers Source Type: news

Associations between individual and collective efficacy beliefs and students' bystander behavior - Sj ögren B, Thornberg R, Wänström L, Gini G.
This study examined whether defending and passive bystanding during peer victimization episodes were associated with individual- and classroom-level efficacy to stop peer victimization. Self-report survey data were analyzed from 1,467 Swedish fourth-grade ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Do students notice stress in teachers? Associations between classroom teacher burnout and students' perceptions of teacher social-emotional competence - Oberle E, Gist A, Cooray MS, Pinto JBR.
The goal of the present study was to investigate the link between elementary school teacher burnout and students' perceptions of teacher social-emotional competence (SEC). A total of 676 Grades 4-7 students in 35 classrooms rated their classroom teachers' ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Relationship between school integration, psychosocial adjustment and cyber-aggression among adolescents - Le ón Moreno C, Musitu Ochoa G, Cañas Pardo E, Estevez Lopez E, Callejas Jerónimo JE.
The aim of this study was to analyze the relationships between sociometric types in the classroom-rejected, preferred, neglected, controversial and average-and psychological discomfort, life satisfaction and cyber-aggression, based on the adolescent's ge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reducing physical aggression in high school students in KwaZulu-Natal: a cluster randomized trial - Taylor M, Sartorius B, Naidoo S, Vries H.
Youth violence is of public health and social concern. A South African cluster randomized trial (434 grade 10 students, 16 schools), used the Integrated Model for Behavior Change conceptual framework to implement a 20 module classroom-based intervention ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: Learners' Fate Uncertain With Flooded Schools in Nyando Unlikely to Reopen
[Nation] Several schools in Nyando, Kisumu County, might not reopen next week due to extensive damages to their classrooms and other learning facilities caused by floods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Magoha Asks School Managers to Utilize Tree Shades to Decongest Classrooms
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha Wednesday urged teachers to be innovative and ensure full scale reopening of schools even if it means students learn under trees in order to adhere to the laid down COVID-19 protocols. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kids Get Virus at Gatherings More Often Than School: Study Kids Get Virus at Gatherings More Often Than School: Study
Children are more at risk of contracting the coronavirus at a social gathering than in a classroom or childcare setting, according to a study released by the University of Mississippi Medical Center.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

14 clever COVID-19 design solutions from around the world
Checkboard-mowed grass, human snow globes, river movies, tented classrooms. In 2020, the worst of times pushed designers to find offbeat solutions. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Lubell Source Type: news

Mercy breaks ground on new clinic in Ferguson
Leaders from Mercy, along with Ferguson Mayor Ella Jones gathered Monday to break ground on the new Mercy Clinic Ferguson, located at 9180 W. Florissant Ave, which is part of the previously announced Health& Homes WestFlo District. The 5,500-square-foot facility will offer improved access to health care with expanded hours and unique features, such as a community health worker. In addition, the space will provide a community classroom and nourishment center to help address the social determinants… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Gambia: From Classroom to Industry - EU's Tekki Fii Project Supporting Youths to Enter the Labour Market
[The Point] "For young technicians graduating from a skills training program to find meaningful employment, besides the technical competencies they acquire, they also need to master essential skills such as CV-writing, networking, scouting for jobs or attending job interviews," expressed Samboujang Touray, Junior Technical TVET Advisor from the EU-Funded Tekki Fii project implemented by GIZ. Enter the Labour Market (ELM) Training is one of the support modules which GIZ together with its 9 partner training providers is (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: L.A. teachers will go back to the classroom when they're vaccinated
COVID-19 transmission is still too dangerous to return teachers to the classroom in Los Angeles. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body mass index and peer victimization: a transactional model - Thakkar N, van Geel M, Malda M, Rippe RCA, Vedder P.
Past research has shown concurrent associations between adolescent's body mass index (BMI) and classroom bullying victimization experiences. The goal of this three-wave longitudinal study is to examine a transactional model of associations between BMI and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: January Opening Date Will Be Tough for Schools Amid Covid
[Nation] The Head of State has said schools will open on January 4. Learners have been out of the classrooms for more than nine months owing to the Covid-19 outbreak. Since independence, such a thing has never happened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals Publishes COVID-19 Vaccinations Guidance
The Congress of Mobile Medical Professionals, or CoMMP — a diverse collective comprising all facets of our diverse industry, including Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Community Paramedicine, legal, billing, technology, regulatory, and academia — announced today that it has published two documents, detailed below, that reflect a novel and nationwide perspective on key topics related to the practice of Mobile Medicine. Both papers can be downloaded via the organization’s website, www.CoMMP.org. Related Emergency Considerations in COVID-19 Vaccine AdministrationInternational Association of EMS C...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

UNISON responds to COVID testing plans for English schools
UNISON’s national schools committee has today released a statement in response to the UK government’s announcements of mass testing in secondary schools in England next month, with some of those schools expected to move to online learning from 4 January as classroom returns are staggered to allow the testing regime to be set up. The statement reads: “UNISON believes this is hugely ambitious and that announcing this on the last day of term is jaw-dropping and gives schools very little time to plan. We think that most schools will not be able to deliver this.” UNISON head of education Jon Ri...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Covid-19 schools Source Type: news

Insurgency and human security challenges in Nigeria: Borno State in perspective - Mohammed NT.
Boko Haram's recent wave of terrorist attacks marked by the abduction and killing of people; the destruction of homes, classrooms, health centres, churches, mosques, and farms has plunged the nation into a persistent state of insecurity. Therefore the Boko... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Don't force teachers back into the classroom before they're vaccinated
Teachers are essential workers, but it's unfair to expect them to adequately educate their students if they are not safe from COVID-19. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improvements in the school environment-results of a Swedish school project 2005-2011 - Persson L, Hagquist C.
To examine whether a public health project to reduce problem behavior in schools and improve the classroom climate, undertaken among eight secondary schools in a municipality in Sweden, was accompanied by favorable changes in the school environment over ti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How artificial intelligence helped me overcome my dyslexia
I rely on apps for help with spelling and grammar as if they were old friends. Now I ’m a tech entrepreneurI ’m 10 years old. Minutes into a maths lesson and my palms have already begun to sweat. I’ve positioned myself in the back row, but the teacher walks up and down the aisles of the classroom, peering over our shoulders. I don’t understand the rules. The teacher’s voice becomes a blur, and I st are at the numbers on the board, willing them to make sense. I wasn’t a shy child, if anything I was bold and kind of brash, but I couldn’t ask for help. I didn’t have the language...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tabitha Goldstaub Tags: Health & wellbeing Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Consciousness Technology Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news

The role of defending norms in victims' classroom climate perceptions and psychosocial maladjustment in secondary school - Laninga-Wijnen L, van den Berg YHM, Mainhard T, Cillessen AHN.
Victims of bullying are at increased risk of developing psychosocial problems. It is often claimed that it helps victims when others stand up against the bullying and when defending is typical (descriptive norm) or rewarded with popularity (popularity norm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Teachers using role-play to prevent bullying - Donohoe P.
Ascertaining if non-drama specialist teachers would be able to use role-play to help reduce bullying in their classrooms was the key aim of a longitudinal two-year pilot study conducted in an inner-city school in Ireland. The study combined qualitative and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Masked education: Which face coverings are best for student comprehension?
(Acoustical Society of America) With the ubiquity of masks due to the coronavirus pandemic, understanding speech has become difficult. This especially applies in classroom settings, where the presence of a mask and the acoustics of the room have an impact on students' comprehension. Pasquale Bottalico has been studying the effects of masks on communication. He will discuss his findings on the best way to overcome hurdles in classroom auditory perception caused by facial coverings at the 179th ASA Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Corona pandemic could be better tackled by reducing aerosol transmission.
(Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)) Aerosols and their spread play an essential role in the transmission of COVID-19. However, the risk of transmission could be significantly reduced if more could be done to reduce indoor airborne viruses. The Working committee particulate matter (AAF) has therefore issued an statement with concrete recommendations. These include window ventilation, exhaust ventilation, air purification systems and CO2 measuring devices for indoor areas such as classrooms or transportation, and increased use of N95 and FFP2 masks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news