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We are living in scary and uncertain times, so it’s hardly surprising that a new study has found the number of Google searches for “anxiety” and “panic attacks” has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Some degree of anxiety about the current situation is normal. After all, anxiety is one of the most functional human emotions we have. It’s like our very own built-in alarm system that keeps us safe, warns us of danger and sends signals to our body to get ready to respond. The global pandemic has seen a rise in threat and danger in the outside world. As a result our alarm system is switched on more than ever. We rarely get the opportunity to feel completely safe, as even in our own homes we are constantly re…
02.09.2020 · From The_Conversation_UK
When it comes to conducting classes this fall, most colleges seem to be stuck between holding in-person or remote classes, or some combination of the two. As a researcher who focuses on the design of educational spaces, I believe there’s a fourth option that’s not being given its due: outdoor spaces, such as open-air tents. From a learning space design perspective, this could be an effective way of maintaining in-person instruction, even when ...
22.08.2020 · From The_Conversation_USA
I’m a professor who has spent the last 10 years preparing new teachers to enter the workforce. I also study how race, culture and power influence education and childhood development at a time when more than half of the roughly 50 million children who attend U.S. public schools are nonwhite, unlike most of their teachers. About four in five public school teachers are white, according to the latest official data. This underrepresentation is especially acute for Black male teachers. While one in four teachers are men, merely 2% are Black men. Research indicates that students of color benefit from being taught by ...
21.08.2020 · From The_Conversation_USA
Government instruction to stay home during coronavirus lockdown was life-threatening for those caught up in violent or abusive relationships. Sixteen women and girls were killed in cases of suspected domestic violence during the first month of lockdown in the UK, as reported by The New York Times. The victims ranged in age from two years old to 82. Meanwhile, UK charity Refuge reported a 700% increase in calls on one day alone in April. In June, calls were still up by 80% on last year. But now that lockdown has been eased, the problem has not subsided. In England alone, 831,000 children and young people are experiencing domesti…
21.08.2020 · From The_Conversation_UK