Body Image and Social Media


Social media, as with other technologies, has pros and cons. Although we live in a world where we can connect with friends, relatives, and complete strangers, we live in a time where we are always comparing ourselves to others. We compare ourselves so much so it is causing significant psychological effects.

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Cyber-bullying


Have you ever stumbled across websites that allow you to leave anonymous messages and feedback for other people? If you haven’t, that’s probably for the best. As a student or young person, you may have used or seen a peer using websites for this purpose.

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Cyber-bullying: Where do We Draw the Line?


Have you ever stumbled across websites that allow you to leave anonymous messages and feedback for other people? If you haven’t, that’s probably for the best. As a student or young person, you may have used or seen a peer using websites for this purpose. We will not name these websites because we do not want to promote their platform in any way; we do not condone their usage.

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Executive Dysfunction


Most kids have trouble self-motivating from time to time, and many also have trouble finishing tasks that they start. However, sometimes what looks like “laziness” or reluctance to work may actually be a problem called executive dysfunction.According to the National Institutes of Health, executive functions are “a family of top-down mental processes needed when you have to concentrate and pay attention.”

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Should My Teen Be on Social Media?


When is the last time you took a bus, plane, sat or stood next to someone while waiting and struck up a conversation? How often do you see people getting lost in their mobile devices, shutting out the outside world. It seems everywhere you look, there are countless people addicted to their devices.Teens seem exceptionally vulnerable to the lure of mobile devices and especially social media.

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Too Old For Bedtime Stories? Why Research Says You Should Read Aloud Longer


When kids are young, it’s easy to make reading aloud a part of their daily routine. We let them pick a picture book, read it through once, kiss them on the forehead and call it a day. However, all too often we let this ritual go as they begin to read to themselves.If your child is between the ages of 6 and 12, ask them to read a couple of paragraphs out loud to you.

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Parent – Teacher Conference Tips


Email Notification:Mrs Smith,I hope this email finds you and your family doing well. I’m reaching out today to see if we can schedule a conference about Johnny. I feel this conversation will be better handled in person instead of through an email.Sincerely,Mrs. Jones4th Grade TeacherSome School, USAParent/teacher conferences are typically uncomfortable, stressful, and filled with uncertainty.

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The Dreaded FSA: What You Need to Know


Florida Standards Assessment testing for the 2017-2018 school year starts in March. If your child is in public school, they’ve probably heard about this test all year long—but what exactly is it?Florida public schools have given standardized tests for over thirty years. Past tests were mostly multiple choice with a few short essay questions.

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Appropriate Technology


When is using technology appropriate for learning?Technology is never the answer to an assignment, test, project, or anything in between, but when used correctly, it can be one of the most useful tools to help find the answers.By this I mean “Googling” the answer to a specific question to see if someone has already done the work is not how students become better learners.

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Preparing for Exams


How can I prepare for exams?Being a student is hard enough. Unfortunately part of being a student is constantly being assessed on the information you learn to gauge understanding of the subject matter. When it comes to preparing for tests, all students are different. Some students have extraordinary memories and barely need to study at all, and others struggle with retaining information and have to study extra hard to succeed.

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