Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blogger refuses to be taken advantage of

Blogger responds to major corporation's attempt to get free advertising.

Equal. Not.
Catherine—June 13, 2013

Whole milk is better for you

New Study: Lowfat and Skim Milk drinking kids are the fattest
Healthy Home Economist—March 2013

Lowfat milk is associated with higher weight in preschoolers. Not new news, just another take on it. Nourishing Traditions has some more information on milk that's a pretty interesting read.

Chipotle labels GMOs

Well, it's a start.

Chipotle becomes first US restaurant chain to voluntarily label GMOs

Catching up on Recent Education Articles

Walla Walla school tries new approach to school discipline—suspensions drop 85%
Aces Too High—April 23, 2012, and traveling Facebook recently
This is a GREAT and worthwhile read.

Third Graders wil now officially assess NYC teachers
Washington Post Answer Sheet—June 13, 2013
This is utter lunacy. I don't know how anyone can remain in the profession under these conditions.

How College Students Incorrectly Assess their Instructors
Washington Post Answer sheet—June 5, 2013
See "Third Graders," above.

Creating a Culture of Inclusion
Teacher Tom—June 11, 2013

What's the Most Natural Way to Learn?
Washington Post Answer Sheet—June 17, 2013

'I didn't really research anything in HS,' DC Valedictorian Says
Washington Post Answer Sheet—June 17, 2013

As Demographics Shift, Kids books Stay Stubbornly White
NPR—June 25, 2013

Why Schools Should Relax about Cheating
Washington Post Answer Sheet—June 5, 2013
I'm not sure whether I agree with this, but it's an interesting read!

Why Teachers Should Present New Material as Stories
Washington Post Answer Sheet—June 4, 2013

Teaching—The Hardest Job Everyone Thinks They Can Do
Technology in Education—May 15, 2012

Support midwifery

Thriving Midwifery is at risk, (June 2013)

Cortisol, depression and dementia

So what does this mean about cortisol build-up in young children for later life??

Depression May Increase the Risk of Dementia Later On
June 24, 2013

Teach kids how to swim

I knew how to swim, but always have been terrified of the water, I suspect due to a well-intentioned water babies class as a young child.

Swimming and the Fear Factor
NY Times
June 10, 2013

Drowning doesn't look like Drowning
Mario Vittone's blog, and Slate
May 3, 2010