Category Archives: Education

Benefits of Exergaming: How Movement Improves Team Building

Team collaboration has never been more important in the workplace.  When an organization lacks teamwork skills, people function in silos. Narrow viewpoints and individual competition will eventually result in lost …

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Should Students Be Allowed to Take a “Mental Health Day” From School?

Should children and teens be allowed to miss a day of school in order to take a “mental health day”? A growing consensus of states is saying yes – that …

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Teen Suicide is “Skyrocketing”

Depression is a common and disabling illness, affecting more than 100 million people worldwide. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the teen suicide rate …

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“Sadfishing”

Have you ever heard of “sadfishing”?  When someone solicits attention online by posting something emotional, it’s known as “sadfishing.” But some younger social media users can view emotional posts as …

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Is Your Teen Impulsive?

Impulsiveness in adolescence isn’t just a phase; it’s biology. And despite all the social factors that define our teen years, the human brain and the brains of other primates go …

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What’s In Your Child’s Lunchbox?

Happy second week of school to students in Maryland and happy third week of school to most of the families in the D.C. area! Back-to-school time is the perfect opportunity …

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Incorporate Movement Into Learning

Congratulations! You – and your child – survived back-to-school season! Any educator will tell you that movement with intention anchors learning and prepares the brain for learning. Neuroscience also supports …

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

Knock-knock.  Who’s there?  Boo.  Boo who? The healing power of laughter is nothing to cry about! We were born with the gift of laughter.  Laughter is a natural medicine. It …

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