Sit up straight! Posture can affect work performance

The Toronto Star – Staff Writer “Posture matters more than you may think. In fact, there’s evidence that whether you sit up straight or slouch affects the quality of your work. To understand why, it can be helpful to look back at our evolutionary...

How Music Helps Language Acquisition

Education Week – Jennifer Paterson “If you think about it, the spoken word has a sort of musicality to it. The way we enunciate, our voice inflection, our word choices, and even the volume and speed at which we speak all have a musical effect. In the...

Five easy ways urban schools can experiment with outdoor learning

The Guardian – Staff Writer “Whether it’s hunting for minibeasts in the playing fields or reading a book under a tree, the positive impact of outdoor learning on young people’s achievement and development is widely acknowledged. But what do you do if your...

Opinion: Forget Standing or Pedal Desks. Kids Need Recess

Education World – Nicole Gorman “Last month, a local newspaper reported on how Owensboro Public Schools in Kentucky is switching from the traditional desk to standing and pedal desks to ensure young children get their needed exercise. Schools throughout...