Guest bloggers - Justin Medved and Dennis Harter
bloggers in 2008
. Nice work, Greg!
Stepping up to the plate next is a pair
of guest bloggers, Justin Medved and Dennis Harter. I asked them for short
blurbs about themselves. Here's what they sent me:
Justin Medved is currently the PreK-5 technology and learning coordinator at
the International School of Bangkok. His roots began as a high school geography
and physical education teacher and he has held posts in Cairo and Toronto before
settling in Asia. He is passionate about the strategies, techniques, and
approaches used to engage learners in the 21st Century. You can read his
thoughts and ideas at MEDagogy or
Dennis Harter has been an international educator for 15 years, starting as a
math teacher before becoming a technology coordinator. He currently serves as
the Middle School and High School Technology and Learning Coordinator at the
International School of Bangkok. He shares his own thoughts on education,
technology, and learning at Thinking
give us a lot of food for thought this week. If you're interested in being a
guest blogger, let me know!
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
No, depression is not just a type of 'affluenza' – poor people in conflict zones are more likely candidates
- Often seen as typical of rich societies, depression is actually more prevalent in poor, conflict-ridden countries
- More than one in five Afghans is clinically depressed – a sad world record
- But are North Koreans really the world's 'fourth least depressed' people?
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
- Even in America, books are frequently challenged and removed from schools and public libraries.
- Every year, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week to draw attention to this fact.
- Some of the books they include on their list of most frequently challenged are some of the greatest, most beloved, and entertaining books there are.
Two new studies say yes. Unfortunately, each claims a different time.
- Research at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences declares evening to be the best time for an exercise session.
- Not so fast, says a new study at UC Irvine, which replies that late morning is the optimal workout time.
- Both studies involved mice on treadmills and measured different markers to produce their results.
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