Detailed injury epidemiology in contemporary dance: a 1-year prospective study of 134 students - van Winden DPAM, van Rijn RM, Richardson A, Savelsbergh GJP, Oudejans RRD, Stubbe JH.
AIM: We investigated the extent and characteristics of injuries in contemporary dance students. METHODS: During one academic year, 134 students of Bachelor dance and Bachelor dance teacher from Codarts University of the Arts (Rotterdam, the Netherl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Initial development and validation of the Multidimensional Teacher Victimization Scale - Yang C, Fredrick SS, Nickerson AB, Jenkins LN, Xie JS.
The Multidimensional Teacher Victimization Scale (MTVS) was developed to provide schools with a comprehensive and psychometrically sound self-report scale to assess teachers' perceptions of teacher-targeted aggressive and violent behaviors perpetrated by s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Family-based prevention programmes for alcohol use in young people - Gilligan C, Wolfenden L, Foxcroft DR, Williams AJ, Kingsland M, Hodder RK, Stockings E, McFadyen TR, Tindall J, Sherker S, Rae J, Wiggers J.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use in young people is a risk factor for a range of short- and long-term harms and is a cause of concern for health services, policy-makers, youth workers, teachers, and parents. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of univer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Korean teachers' bereavement experience following student suicide - Kim JE.
This study aimed to explore the bereavement experience of teachers following student suicide. METHOD: Usi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

RPC teacher-based program for improving coping strategies to deal with cyberbullying - Guarini A, Menin D, Menab ò L, Brighi A.
BACKGROUND: Cyberbullying is a serious threat to public health and teachers can play a key role in its detection, prevention and intervention. The present study evaluated the effectiveness of the RPC ("Relazioni per crescere"-Relationships to Grow) program... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Union Calls for Change after Indiana Teachers Hurt during Active Shooter Training
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The Indiana State Teacher's Association claims active shooter training in at least one school system went too far. Teachers in Monticello say their training included getting shot and injured by pellet guns. ISTA wants lawmakers to ban the practice. The vice president of the local teacher’s union, the Twin Lakes Classroom Teachers Organization, was shocked by what she heard from 20 teachers. "They were lined up against the wall, told to crouch down and shot execution style in the back" with a pellet gun, Juli Topp said. ISTA Executive Director Dan Holub was just as shocked. "...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Getting at mode share: comparing 3 methods of travel mode measurement for school travel research - Sersli S, Rothman L, Winters M.
BACKGROUND: Mode share is an important metric for active school travel programs. Common methods for measuring mode share include Hands Up surveys and family surveys, but these require teacher and parental involvement. We used these methods as part of an ev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The odds are stacked against maths | Letters
Letters fromDr Helen Drury,Christopher Ormell andJane Lawson on ‘maths anxiety’ and Britain’s poor numeracy rateThe Nuffield Foundation ’s report raises very worthy concern about the effects of “maths anxiety” and the impact that it has on children’s prospects (Report, 14 March). Without highlighting solutions, however, we run an increased risk of making maths anxiety a self-perpetuating phenomenon. The vast research base into mathematics education has shown that a cumulative and coherent maths curriculum is the solution. Teachers need to be empowered with support, materials and tr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mathematics Education Science Teaching Source Type: news

Jacobs School launches med-ed training institute
For years, the University at Buffalo ’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has been reworking its curriculum and teaching methods, following best practices of the nation’s top medical schools. Now it’s changing how it trains the doctors and residents doing much of the teaching. The new Medical Education and Educat ional Research Institute will serve as an academy for medical educators, allowing UB to essentially teach the teachers so they’re better prepared to work with students… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Nigeria: 246 Head Teachers Get Training On Moral, HIV/Aids Eradication in Katsina
[Vanguard] Katsina -No fewer than 246 head teachers, drawn from the various states in Nigeria, have been sensitized to have more knowledge on inculcating to students, morals, dangers, prevention and eradication of HIV/AIDs in the country as well as other associated cultural issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Physical child abuse by parents and teachers in Saudi Arabia: a systematic literature review - Alsehaimi A, Barron I, Hodson A.
A systematic review was conducted to find out what is known about the prevalence and nature of physical child abuse in Saudi. The review identified 15 abuse prevalence studies carried out in Saudi Arabia between 1998 and 2016, written in English or Arabic.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Meditation enhances social-emotional learning in middle school students
(Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education) Middle school students practicing meditation as part of a school Quiet Time program had significant improvements in social-emotional competencies and psychological distress, according to a new study published in Education. This is the first study to evaluate effects of the Quiet Time program on teacher-rated social-emotional learning in middle school students. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Javier Ortiz Orendain
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

One teenager's tragic hidden secret
High school junior Alexandra Valoras, a straight-A student, class officer and robotics whiz, nonetheless felt she wasn't ever good enough; hiding her despair behind a sunny disposition to the outside world, she ended her life before her 18th birthday. Jim Axelrod talks with the young woman's parents, friends and teachers about the signs that were missed; the private journals in which the girl wrote down strikingly uncharacteristic words of pain; and how Alexandra's mom and dad are bringing a message of awareness to other students. [If you are in crisis: Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California parents demand that radiation-emitting cell phone tower be removed from elementary school property after four students, three teachers develop cancer
(Natural News) A coalition of concerned parents is quickly forming in Central California, where local students and teachers alike are reportedly developing cancer at alarming rates. The cause? According to these parents, at least, it’s a cell phone tower on the campus of Weston Elementary School in Ripon, near Modesto, that’s constantly blasting insane amounts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eddie Woo: How Can Math Help Us Understand The Complexity Of The Universe?
The world is full of recurring patterns based on math. Math teacher Eddie Woo explains why human beings are naturally drawn to patterns and how we can use math to engage with our complex world.(Image credit: Vincenzo Amato/TEDxSyd) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR/TED Staff Source Type: news

Yoga entrepreneur says 'pause button' is key to business success
The leap from teacher to entrepreneur at times feels daunting. Understanding mindfulness and other cultures helps. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Cross-regional study of Russian teachers' attitudes towards cultural diversity
(Kazan Federal University) Many countries today face the difficulties of teaching kids of religious and ethnic minorities. Schools are especially important in general adaptation processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depression and Suicide Rates Are Rising Sharply in Young Americans, New Report Says. This May Be One Reason Why
Since the late 2000s, the mental health of teens and young adults in the U.S. has declined dramatically. That’s the broad conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Between 2009 and 2017, rates of depression among kids ages 14 to 17 increased by more than 60%, the study found. The increases were nearly as steep among those ages 12 to 13 (47%) and 18 to 21 (46%), and rates roughly doubled among those ages 20 to 21. In 2017—the latest year for which federal data are available—more than one in eight Americans ages 12 to 25 experienced a major depressive episode, the study fou...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Work-related injuries within a large urban public school system in the Mid-Western United States - Wu B, Varner K, Dahm MM, Reutman S, Davis KG.
BACKGROUND: More than 13 million employees are working in the public education sector which includes more than just teachers in the United States. This industry sector also employs custodians, maintenance, and administration. To date, there is very limited... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Eight Dead in Mass School Shooting in Brazil
SUZANO, Brazil (AP) — Two young men wearing hoods and carrying guns, knives and crossbows opened fire at a school in southern Brazil on Wednesday, killing eight people before taking their own lives, authorities said. The dead included six students and two teachers, and several other people were hospitalized with injuries, according to Gov. Joao Doria, speaking a few blocks from the public school in Suzano, a suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city. The attackers appeared to be in their early to mid-20s, and authorities don't believe they were former students, the governor said. Doria said the school had been evacu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

England to fund free sanitary products for girls in secondary school and college
England will fund free sanitary products for school and college students after teachers raised concern that some girls were skipping lessons while menstruating because they could not afford tampons and pads. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WVU researchers investigate the impact of the statewide opioid crisis on teachers
(West Virginia University) Researchers at West Virginia University have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 counties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CBD Oil Is Everywhere, But Is It Really Safe and Healthy?
You might have seen it in your neighborhood health store, your local spa or your corner coffee shop. CBD, aka cannabidiol, is getting mixed into cocktails, lotions and drinks. But what is CBD, exactly? Does it have real health benefits? Is it even safe? To get a better understanding of the compound, TIME spoke to two scientists on the cutting edge of CBD research: Dr. Esther Blessing, an associate professor of psychiatry at New York University, and Margaret Haney, professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the university’s Marijuana Research Laboratory. Blessing and Haney agree th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Teachers 'scarred' by legacy of 1988 anti-LGBT+ law
(Anglia Ruskin University) LGBT+ teachers who taught in schools during the late 1980s and 1990s remain scarred by the effects of Section 28 of the Local Government Act in England -- a piece of legislation introduced in 1988 banning the 'promotion' of homosexuality in schools -- according to new research published in the journal Sex Education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Polarities of compulsory education from the perspective of parents and kindergarten teachers - Majer číková J, Navrátilová H.
This empirical study deals with the issue of compulsory education in kindergartens, which was implemented in the Czech Republic in 2017. Children aged 5 must attend kindergarten or opt for individual home-schooling. The intention of this Czech educational ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Estimation of pedestrian pose orientation using soft target training based on teacher- ⁻student framework - Heo D, Nam JY, Ko BC.
Semi-supervised learning is known to achieve better generalisation than a model learned solely from labelled data. Therefore, we propose a new method for estimating a pedestrian pose orientation using a soft-target method, which is a type of semi-supervise... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

For Women and Children in Rural Tajikistan, Health Volunteers Are a Crucial Link to Care
By Khosiyatkhon Komilova, Communications specialistMarch 07, 2019They're retirees, health workers, mothers-in-law, and more —and they're perfectly positioned to find the families most in need.Momakhol Bobokalonova ’s father forbade her to study past the seventh grade.“Tajik mentality does not encourage girls to study,” she says. “But activism and communication skills have always been in me. When I was asked to become a volunteer with the Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity, I was already 60 years old—no one could stop me.”Momakhol is one of about 2,000 volunt...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Engagement International Women ' s Day Gender Equality Primary Health Care Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Some 'snitch-line' tips on teaching about same-sex marriage are flagged as alleged professional misconduct
The Ontario government flagged parent complaints as “allegations of professional misconduct” about educators teaching same sex marriage, sexting and masturbation alongside complaints about teachers using racial slurs, and making sexual advances toward students, according to records CBC News obtained through a freedom of information request. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Scientists Blast Proposals by Climate Change Doubters Targeting School Lessons
(HARTFORD, Conn.) — A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce alternative viewpoints without fear of losing their jobs. As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms, politicians around the country are pushing back against the near-universal scientific consensus that global warming is real, dire and man-made. Of the more than a dozen such measures proposed so far this year, some ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MICHAEL MELIA / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change Connecticut Education onetime Source Type: news

Former Teacher's Complaint About Lead Did Not Result In Retaliation, Panel Says
CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 21 dismissed a whistleblower's lawsuit against the Detroit Public Schools Community District, ruling that a former teacher did not show that she had been retaliated against after she complained to school officials that the water in the school was contaminated with lead and copper (Katrina Brown v. Detroit Public Schools Community District, et al., No. 18-1098, 6th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 5006). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 6, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Can legal remedy be used to address bullying and cyberbullying in South African schools? - Reyneke M, Jacobs L.
Bullying is part of the reality of teachers and learners all over the world. While other forms of bullying are limited to the time when learners interact face-to-face, cyber- bullying follows learners via their electronic devices wherever they go. Bullying... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychosocial factors, depression, and musculoskeletal disorders among teachers - Ng YM, Voo P, Maakip I.
BACKGROUND: One of the occupations that suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) is the teaching profession. Although teachers are known to have a variety of health and safety issues, few studies have actually been published that relate to somatic healt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

The Checkup: Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick
The arts can be a source of joy in a child ’ s day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Art Education (K-12) Reading and Writing Skills (Education) Memory Creativity Music Dancing Children and Childhood Teachers and School Employees Source Type: news

First Asian Leprosy Assembly Calls for Greater Social Inclusion for the Affected
Amar Bahadur Timalsina, president of IDEA, Nepal, a group founded by people with leprosy for people with leprosy, is in agreement that there needs to be greater inclusion for those affected by the disease. Timalsina was affected by disease, also known as Hansen’s disease, as a child. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMANILA, Mar 3 2019 (IPS)Growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal, Amar Bahadur Timalsina wasn’t allowed to attend school as a young boy because he was affected by leprosy. But decades later, after treatment and being able to re-integrate into his community, the boy who was once denied an education is now ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Foundation Philippines Sa Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The lesson that could save so many young lives
Homosexuality was never discussed by the nuns and teachers — it was as though gay men and women didn’t exist. The page discussing same-sex attraction in a biology textbook was removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Maneb Suspends Proposed Medical Test Policy
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) has temporarily suspended the medical test policy for markers it wants to introduce following a meeting with Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) on Thursday in Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Teachers Express Concern Over Exams Body's Proposed Medical Test Policy
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Teachers Living Positive (T'LIPO) has expressed concern over Malawi Examinations Board's (MANEB) decision to introduce a policy on fitness of markers saying it will have a negative impact on people that are HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Caught on camera: teachers' surveillance in schools - Perry-Hazan L, Birnhack M.
This study explores the surveillance of Israeli teachers by CCTV systems (CCTVs), based on interviews with teachers who reported being monitored by CCTVs in their schools and with school principals using CCTVs to monitor teachers. The findings present and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Factors associated with teachers discussing and intervening against homophobic language - Poteat VP, Slaatten H, Breivik K.
Students report that teachers often do not intervene against homophobic language. Among 283 teachers in 16 Norwegian schools, several factors distinguished which teachers reported more consistently intervening and more frequently discussing homophobic lang... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Easing fears and promoting gender equality in Chad ’s girls-only classrooms
A teacher holds up a drawing of an adolescent girl who has just been caught unawares by her first menstruation cycle, while at school. She ’s addressing neat rows of young women sitting in class, in the town of Bol, in Chad. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Communal schools and teacher victimization - Payne AA, Gottfredson DC.
Despite data showing that teacher victimization is at least as great a problem as student victimization, far less research exists regarding teacher victimization than student victimization and overall school crime, particularly with regard to the applicati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

'Rape triggered my Tourette's'
It did not stop Natalie Pearson becoming what is thought to be the world's only teacher with her form of the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Biting one's lip" and "distancing": exploring pre-service teachers' strategies in dysfunctional professional relationships - O ’Grady E, Guilfoyle L, McGarr O.
Pre-service teachers (PSTs) are often placed in a vulnerable position during their school placement. Recognising the presence of power dynamics between PSTs, university-based tutors, and cooperating teachers as well as exploring how PSTs navigate these pow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bangladesh faces a challenge to ensure welfare of its aging population
This report is produced by UNB United News of Bangladesh and IPS Inter Press Service.By Abdur Rahman JahangirDHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb 22 2019 (IPS-Partners)(IPS/UNB) – Bangladesh economy’s impressive growth trajectory over the last decade has been buttressed by the demographic dividend resulting from a large portion of its population — around 65 percent on average — being of working age. However, experts think growing prosperity has also resulted in an increase in the population’s longevity as people live longer these days and that poses a new challenge for the government as the number of depend...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Abdur Rahman Jahangir Tags: Health Population Source Type: news

Kids are striking over climate change because adults are too infantile | Richard Russell
As a teacher, how do I show my pupils the right values when they see so little of it from their adult ‘role models’?The children ’sclimate strike has become another lightning rod in the never-ending culture war. Those on the left applauded them for their brave moral stand. Jonathan Freedland – not without basis –pointed to the strike as evidence that children were acting more like adults than the adults. But on the right the focus seemed to be on chiding them and telling them to get back to school – from the prime minister’s spokesperson to Toby Young, whosaw the children ’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard Russell Tags: Children Climate change Environment Science Society Schools Education Young people Activism UK news Environmental activism Protest Politics Source Type: news

The lessons infantile adults can learn from children go far beyond climate change | Richard Russell
As a teacher, how do I show my pupils the right values when they see so little of it from their adult ‘role models’?The children ’sclimate strike has become another lightning rod in the never-ending culture war. Those on the left applauded them for their brave moral stand. Jonathan Freedland – not without basis –pointed to the strike as evidence that children were acting more like adults than the adults. But on the right the focus seemed to be on chiding them and telling them to get back to school – from the prime minister’s spokesperson to Toby Young, whosaw the children ’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard Russell Tags: Children Climate change Environment Science Society Schools Education Young people Activism UK news Environmental activism Protest Politics Source Type: news

Malawi: No Medical Certificate, No Exam Marking For Teachers
[Nyasa Times] Teachers who will be deemed medically unfit by health practitioners should forget participating in the process of marking examinations administered by the Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB), according to the Board. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxer kids urged to stay home from school after teacher contracts rare infection 
A daycare worker at Pre-K & Play Academy, in Omaha, Nebraska, was hospitalized and 'intubated' with rare, bacterial infection, but health officials wouldn't reveal the exact cause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Tang discusses ADHD
Julian Tang, MDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health challenges in the United States. Approximately 8% of children between the ages of 6 to 17 yrs. old have been diagnosed with ADHD with boys being twice as likely as girls to have ADHD.Does my kid have ADHD?This is one of the most common questions we get from parents and caregivers and the answer is not that straightforward. Children already have a wide presentation of temperaments, levels of physical activity, and focus levels. The brain also continuously develops and matures over time which affects a child &rs...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news