Article: A little extra sleep improves grades for kids

"Where antibullying assemblies and posters often fail, a simple red line might succeed, says Mr. Tanti, the CEO of Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. "Reword," a free Google Chrome extension the Foundation designed with advertising agency Leo Burnett Melbourne, learns to recognize insulting language, and sends a slender red line through the offending words, along with a pop-up reminder: "Would you say this to a friend? Don’t create another victim."

Article: How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

KKP AWARE is a Google+ community of educators and professionals serving the students and families of the Ka'u-Kea'au-Pahoa complex area on the Big Island of Hawaii. This G+Community includes resources to promote Awareness, Wellness and Resilience in Education. This is not a public G+ community, but feel free to check it out and ask to join. 

The Ekahi Cohort Google+ community is a professional learning community for the educators participating in the Ekahi Cohort training sessions by Diana Browning Wright. This G+ community has information and resources related to our work with Diana Browning Wright and offers its members camaraderie, clarity and support. This is not a public G+ community, but feel free to check it out and ask to join. 

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Expanded Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Human Needs, Self Actualization, Humanistic Psychology


Applications of Maslow's hierarchy theory to the work of the classroom teacher are obvious. Before a student's cognitive needs can be met they must first fulfil their basic physiological needs. For example a tired and hungry student will find it difficult to focus on learning. Students need to feel emotionally and physically safe and accepted within the classroom to progress and reach their full potential.

What can you do today to bring some TLC into a child's life?

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