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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Educational Links 5/18/16
The Clash of Brain Development and Classroom Technology
“When we hear the word environment, we often think first of a
child’s physical environment. And adverse physical surroundings do play a
role in children’s development, especially when they are literally
toxic, as when children are exposed to lead in their drinking water or
carbon monoxide in the air they breathe. But one of the most important
findings of [researchers] is that for most children, the environmental
factors that matter most have less to do with the buildings they live in
than with the relationships they experience—the way the adults in their lives interact with them, especially in times of stress.