Neuroplasticity: Hope for Changing Your Brain

Historically, we have accepted the fact that the brain reaches a stage of development and then stops. This thinking was extremely disappointing because it appeared that we could no longer change the nature of our brains.  Following this concept became disappointing for those who had brain injury (or any other brain development issues), because it seemed there was no hope. Now, research tells us differently.

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Teacher to Parents: About THAT Kid (the One Who Hits…

…Disrupts and Influences YOUR Kid)

Teaching in today’s classrooms

Teachers do much more than teach. . . they worry.

Teachers do much more than teach. . . they worry.

One of the hardest jobs to do well is teach in our schools.  Increasingly, teachers are being asked to do more with less. They also must navigate multi-dimensional issues they face in early childhood centers, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.

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Job-Seeking Military Veterans Fear PTSD Stigmas

One of the key issues facing our veterans is the difficulty in finding a job after their military service.  Though this week has been a week of honoring our veterans, so many are still unable to translate their military experience into a viable job skill. LiveCareer.com has conducted research that reveals some very interesting and legitimate points about how veterans feel about their ability to get a job and what they wish their employers knew.  Following is the article from the LiveCareer website about that research.

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Veteran’s Day 2014: Encouraging Patriotism

November 11 is the day we acknowledge and pay tribute to every veteran who has served or is serving in the military.  There are approximately 22 million men and women in American who have served our country. The majority of them are currently over the age of 65 and are retirees.

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Kids Do Well If They Can: A Strength-Based Approach

Teachers or parents who struggle with motivating kids to achieve when it feels impossible will do well to hear the approach of Alex Shevrin. This post is from the Edutopia.org, the website sponsored by the George Lucas Educational Foundation.  The post originates from a teacher of alternative/therapeutic background and is very consistent with many of the approaches that we take with both students and staff at Lakeside. Here is a strength-based and very helpful perspective by Ms. Shevrin.

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