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.

The Inspirational—Remarkably Human—Child Prodigy

Oct 21, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Child prodigies have amazing gifts and talents at young ages, so why do they only rarely grow up to be adult geniuses?

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.

Video Games: A New Perspective on Learning Content and Skills

Jul 22, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Today’s digital native students want the interactivity that they experience outside of school—and that includes playing video games for learning. But can they really game their way to new skills?

Using the Human Element to Make Science Fun and Approachable

Jun 17, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

How can we make science fun and cultivate our students’ passion for discovery? It comes down to the two parts of a single idea: "WE can spend more TIME."

In a Rut? Give Your Brain a Workout

May 20, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

When was the last time you got stuck—I mean really STUCK—on a problem? Instead of being able to bring your mental muscles to bear on the challenge, did your mind feel tired or fatigued or just plain empty?

Lifelong Learning and the Plastic Brain

Apr 23, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
The ability of the brain to change itself is termed brain plasticity or neuroplasticity. How do we translate this knowledge of neuroplasticity into success for all learners?

The Technological Lives of Today’s Students

Apr 16, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

Today, students’ lives are steeped with technology in all its shapes and sizes and forms. If we wish to understand our, we must not only understand that mindset, but embrace it.

Do Teachers Give Students Math Anxiety?

Mar 23, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

As educators, we are accustomed to seeing our students get anxious on occasion—it’s a normal, healthy reaction to being asked to perform. It gives students that jolt of adrenaline that drives them forward. Some take a breath and work through the feelings, and some need a bit more coaching. Some experience tears, but with a bit of one-on-one help and caring, they can experience great success and learn how to overcome their perceived limits.  What about when that anxiety becomes a debilitating impediment to success, such as with true math anxiety?