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HOW TO PUT ON A JOCK STRAP

HOW TO PUT ON A JOCK STRAP

Guys, sports, and parenting series #7 I remember when we all stood nervously staring at this strange contraption our mothers had been required to buy for us.  A few had begun to try and put it on when coach walked in.  In his booming voice he grabbed a jock strap out of the nearest hand and said, “It goes on this way guys to keep your balls from getting stepped on”.  After a limited but sufficient...

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Children brain based needs

Two things every young child needs

(and don’t worry, they are free!) Turn on the radio, TV, read a mom’s blog and you are inundated with the latest “must haves” for young children…everything from the right Easter dress to the newest toy or video games. While all of these things are nice, let’s be honest, they are wants not needs. Maslow gave us helpful perspective on what are truly needs and when you look at his hierarchy you will ...

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brain based magic

What Can A Magician Teach Us About Attention?

Winifred Gallagher, author of Rapt, a book which discusses the role of attention in the brain, describes two different kinds of attention. The first, bottom-up attention, describes the fact that our brain tends to focus attention on those stimuli from the environment that seem to “catch” our attention. The term “bottom-up” refers to the fact that the sensory parts of your brain are focusing on tho...

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Brain, heart and mind: An holistic perspective on the classroom

Brain, heart and mind; three words with a tremendous significance in education. Three words intimately related to the integral formation of our students, and that summarize the importance of thoughts and feelings, as they are balanced in the classroom. Words that invite us to investigate beyond how and why students can get access to knowledge, understand it and apply it in other contexts of their ...

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