Berita pada November 2017

Nov 04, 2017

Brains in Pain Cannot Learn!

Educators want nothing more than for our students to feel successful and excited to learn, and to understand the importance of their education. We want our students' attention and respect to match our own. I believe that most if not all of our students desire the same, but walking through our classroom doors are beautifully complex youth who are neurobiologically wired to feel before thinking.Carrying InEducators and students are carrying in much more than backpacks, car keys, conversations, partially-completed homework, and outward laughter. Buried deep in the brain's limbic system is an emotional switching station called the amygdala, ...

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Nov 04, 2017

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

10-year-old boy named James has an outburst in school. Upset by something a classmate says to him, he pushes the other boy, and a shoving-match ensues. When the teacher steps in to break it up, James goes ballistic, throwing papers and books around the classroom and bolting out of the room and down the hall. He is finally contained in the vice principal’s office, where staff members try to calm him down. Instead, he kicks the vice principal in a frenzied effort to escape. The staff calls 911, and James ends up in the Emergency Room.To the uninitiated, James ...

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Nov 03, 2017

Information Processing Issues: What You Need to Know

If your child has a learning and attention issue, you may have heard the phrase information processing issues. That’s not a diagnosis. It’s a concept used in cognitive psychology as a way to understand several other learning issues. Here’s what it means.What Information Processing IsWhen psychologists use this term, they’re likening how the brain works to how a computer works. That includes how the mind collects information and how we use that data to do things.We collect information in many ways, including through sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. In computer terms, the information ...

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Nov 03, 2017

Parents Should Avoid Pressuring Young Children Over Grades, ASU Study Says

New research from ASU suggests parents shouldn't obsess over grades and extracurricular activities for young schoolchildren, especially if such ambitions come at the expense of social skills and kindness.Doing so, the study says, can work against helping kids become well-adjusted and successful later in life."When parents emphasize children's achievement much more than their compassion and decency during the formative years, they are sowing the seeds of stress and poorer well-being, seen as early as sixth grade," said Suniya Luthar, a Foundation professor of psychology at ASU and one of the co-authors of the study."In order ...

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Nov 01, 2017

How to Help Kids Talk About Learning Disabilities

"I learn differently."Three small words that can make a world of difference for kids like me who grew up struggling with learning issues.Sounds simple enough, right?Wrong.If your child has a learning disability, getting her help—working with the school to get an effective IEP—is the first thing on your mind. But helping her get comfortable talking about it is also important. And for a lot of kids, opening up isn't as easy as it sounds.Why your child needs to speak upWithout context, the symptoms of LD can look like laziness or disobedience, and, ...

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