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Bullying and harassment are not the same as a student or parent being annoying. Teachers are bullied daily by parents and students. They experience the kind of harassment that would be deemed unacceptable in most workplaces. But, in the case of teachers, such treatment is often dismissed as par for the course. Radio presenter Jon Faine recently suggested we might be overstating students’ bullying behaviour towards teachers. He said: What now is called bullying is what we used to regard as, you know, kind of giving teachers a hard time and teasing and being little …
05.05.2019 · From The_Conversation_Australia
Group project experience doesn't automatically translate to competence at collaboration. Challenges are a fact of life. Whether it’s a high-tech company figuring out how to shrink its carbon footprint, or a local community trying to identify new revenue sources, people are continually dealing with problems that require input from others. In the modern world, we face problems that are broad in scope and great in scale of impact – think of trying to understand and identify potential solutions related to climate change, cybersecurity or authoritarian leaders. Bu…
30.04.2019 · From The_Conversation_USA
Prison education programs have been shown to lead to better employment rates for those who have served time. In 2007, I gave someone a second chance. I was in Danbury Federal Correctional Institution recruiting women for a new program for people returning from prison that I was running in New York City. A woman approached me and handed me her portfolio. It was basically a detailed resume of her accomplishments, skills and goals for the future. Over a two-year period before this, I had visited at least six female facilities in New York and ...
18.03.2019 · From The_Conversation_USA
Harnessing adolescents’ readiness to help can be good for them and their communities. No longer children but not yet adults, adolescents need opportunities to learn and prepare for their entrance into the broader society. But, as schooling increasingly extends the adolescent period and teenagers get dismissed as supposedly selfish and irresponsible, has society forgotten an important developmental need of our youth? As a developmental scientist who focuses on adolescence, I reviewed dozens of studies and found that this age group has a fundamental need t…
15.02.2019 · From The_Conversation_USA
The international research is clear. Stimulating and positive environments early in life provide optimal foundations for children’s ongoing development into adulthood. This in turn makes a difference to the productivity of society at large. Communities are important environments in which young children grow and develop.
23.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Australia
Children are the UK’s most precious resource. More older people are living longer, and it is today’s children who will provide the wealth to support them. So, from an economic perspective, the UK needs healthy, educated, creative, resilient and happy children. Those who can should be able to develop the life skills to become confident adults and parents. But if we any aspiration to be a compassionate society, we must make sure that those who can’t …
23.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_UK
Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health. When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health.
09.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Australia
A traumatic memory can be near impossible to shake. Most of what you experience leaves no trace in your memory. Learning new information often requires a lot of effort and repetition – picture studying for a tough exam or mastering the tasks of a new job. It’s easy to forget what you’ve learned, and recalling details of the past can sometimes be challenging.
06.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA