Why Limit Screen Time? Reasons You Should Limit Screen Time

Nov 18, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Did you know that time spent in front of a television or video screen has negative physiological effects on the body?  Learn more about the chemical and biological effects of screen time.

Fit Bodies Make Fit Brains: Physical Exercise and Brain Cells

Sep 23, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Sherrelle Walker discusses why physical exercise is important for both a healthy body and a fit brain.  She explains how exercise can help students stay more alert and attentive in the classroom.

Building Unstructured Play Into the Structure of Each Day

Aug 20, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Even with the understanding of the importance of unstructured play for healthy development, we find it challenging--both as parents and educators--to make that time. But we can and we must, so here are a few ideas just to get you started.

The Imperative of Cultivating Healthy Adolescent Sleep Habits

Jul 8, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
When we talk to adolescents, we tend to focus our coaching on coping with the big dangers like drugs, alcohol and sex. But when was the last time you talked to the teen in your life about healthy sleep habits?

Promoting Brain Fitness in the Classroom - Science of Success Micro Grants

Jul 1, 2010 by Norene Wiesen
We asked members of the WeAreTeachers.com(WAT) Brain Research Microcommunity to submit ideas for keeping their students’ brains fit.  Here are the winning peer-selected projects.

Sleep: An Essential Ingredient for Memory Function

Jun 3, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

Sleep is essential to optimal brain function.  Find out how sleep affects your brain’s ability to remember and learn.

The Brain Gets Better at What it Does: Dr. Martha Burns on Brain Plasticity

May 21, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

Dr. Martha Burns is an extremely knowledgeable and highly sought after speaker, so I'm pleased to let you know that an interview she gave on brain plasticity while in Australia is now available online.

Food and the Brain

Feb 19, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

While practically every child above age seven may understand the phrase "you are what you eat," we rarely think about this phrase in terms of the brain. When it comes to what we eat, we need to talk about the brain as well, for what goes into the system affects everything from our cognitive functions to our emotions.

Educating Kids about Nutrition and the Brain

Feb 2, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

Whether you’re a parent or an educator, you know that getting kids to eat well is a challenge. Getting them to truly understand enough to care about what they eat can be even harder. But did you know that the subject of "health literacy" is an important element of the national education conversation? While the debate continues as to the extent of the role of education in teaching nutrition, there is little argument that we as educators truly do have a responsibility in helping our nation’s young people understand and take charge of their well-being.

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