Research supports the benefits of learning to be bored versus spending time looking at a screen, according to this blog post. Neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists
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Joseph, S. (2019, August 29). Depression, anxiety rising among U.S. college students. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
The rate of US college students reporting moderate to severe anxiety increased from 17.9% in 2013 to 34.4% in 2018, while the prevalence of those
Kamenetz, A. (2019, August 27). The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health. Retrieved August 28, 2019
Researchers appear divided over the effect of screen time and social media on teens’ — particularly girls’ — mental health. In this report, three researchers
Ettinger, A. (2019, August 26). Lunchtime is so short in some public schools, students are going hungry. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
No national standard regulates how much time students get to eat lunch in public schools, leading to concerns at some schools that students do not
Kris, D. (2019, August 26). Three Things Overscheduled Kids Need More of in Their Lives. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
Students need playtime, downtime and family time every day, says Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. In an interview,
Educators and parents in the US are reporting an uptick in anxiety and related mental health issues among students. A California high school launched an
Exercises that help young students who’ve experienced trauma transition into the school day in a relaxed and ready state.
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Wade, C. (2019, July 29). Experts say later school start times better for children. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
Later school start times would help improve students’ performance and overall well-being, says Leann McAllister, executive director of the Nevada chapter of the American Academy
Scott, K. (2019, July 22). Yoga summer program teaches mindfulness in South Jersey. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
A 13-year-old student in New Jersey says her participation in a yoga club at school has helped her learn “how to calm my emotions and