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Why tweens and teens need a vacation from technology

Technology is fully ingrained in our busy lives, and even more so in the lives of tweens and teens. Think about it: If it weren't for time spent in the classroom, students in the tween and teen years could easily fill the day without looking up from their handheld devices....

source: By Corinne Garcia
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The typical image of math and science teachers is something of a boring, humorless bookworm. But as it turns out, the best American teachers in these fields use creative outlets to spice up their teaching. Researchers interviewed eight...

source: Quartz

The college experience has been roughly the same for the last 100 years: You pick a major, find a school, buy the books, attend the lectures, write the papers, take the tests, get the grades, graduate, work to pay off debt. For years, college was the best pathway to a job....

source: Fast Company

Taking 175 sixth-graders on two forms of transportation, then leading them on a one mile walk through San Francisco to a downtown science museum is no small task. But it’s one teacher Linda Holt may be doing far more regularly...

source: MindShift

Many parents today recall childhoods where we were pushed out of the house by our parents, while told simply to "go outside and play." But our children seem to be growing up in a different world: one filled with scheduled activities, hovering parents and a lot of screen...

source: TechCrunch

From the snow-capped peak of Mount Rainier to the roaring waters of the Spokane River to the lush canopies of the Hoh Rain Forest, we Washingtonians have incredible outdoor experiences right at our doorsteps. This beautiful natural setting brings us many economic and educational...

source: The Seattle Times

Add preschoolers to the list of Americans who don't get enough exercise. In a new, Seattle researchers found that preschoolers only get about 48 minutes of exercise a day, although some studies suggest they should get at least two hours. At that age, exercise is crucial...

source: USA Today


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