Stress Levels and the Developing Brain

Source: - Understanding the impact of stress during a child's early development can pave the way for proper interventions. Photograph: Brittany.lee2 [CC BY-SA 4.0]
Source: - It’s so much easier to educate students for our past, than for their future. Schools are inherently conservative social systems, as parents we get nervous when our children learn things we don’t understand, and even more when they no longer study things that were important for us.
Source: - A new book celebrates some of the world’s most beautiful libraries, with many of its entries in Europe. Cameron Laux looks at how they have carried knowledge through the ages, surviving 10th-Century raids – and looting by a 21st-Century crime ring.
Source: - A few weeks ago, Chloe, 13, shared a hoax story about the alleged death of a favourite actor, Sylvester Stallone. "I thought it was real and shared it with family members. A lot of people were quite upset," she says. When the truth emerged that Sylvester Stallone was alive and well, Chloe says she felt stupid.
Πηγή: - Η υπομονή είναι αρετή, ακούνε συχνά τους μεγάλους να λένε αλλά δυσκολεύονται να το κάνουν πράξη. Ας το παραδεχτούμε όμως, σε κανέναν μας δεν αρέσει να περιμένει...
Πηγή: - Στο νηπιαγωγείο και τον βρεφονηπιακό σταθμό, πολλά παιδιά «σπρώχνουν» τις σελίδες των βιβλίων με το δάκτυλό τους σαν να είναι η οθόνη του κινητού. Τα παιδιά είναι τόσο εξοικειωμένα με τα iPads και τα smartophones που έχουν ξεχάσει πώς να γυρνούν τις σελίδες των βιβλίων, προειδοποιεί η Διδασκαλική Ομοσπονδία της Βρετανίας.
Source: - Αlex struggled to focus in class. He found writing a paragraph unaided a stretch, and, as his Year 8 English teacher, I had to explain simple things to him time and again. Yet when he handed in his homework assignments, they were strangely beautiful. - Photograph: Jennifer Blake [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Teaching the teachers

Source: the economist - Great teaching has long been seen as an innate skill. But reformers are showing that the best teachers are made, not born. TO THE 11- and 12-year-olds in his maths class, Jimmy Cavanagh seems like a born teacher. He is warm but firm. His voice is strong. Correct answers make him smile.
Πηγή: - Το 1989 γεννήθηκε η Σύμβαση για τα Δικαιώματα του Παιδιού (Convention on the Rights of the Child). Η Σύμβαση είναι μια διεθνής συνθήκη ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων που λέει πως όλα τα παιδιά γεννιούνται με βασικές ελευθερίες και δικαιώματα. Μια τέτοια συνθήκη αποτελεί μια συμφωνία μεταξύ ανθρώπων ή κρατών όπου όλοι συμφωνούν να υπακούουν στον ίδιο νόμο. Η Σύμβαση καθορίζει το εύρος των δικαιωμάτων τα οποία οφείλουν να απολαμβάνουν τα παιδιά οπουδήποτε. - Φωτογραφία:, CC0 1.0