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Just Wanted to Acknowledge a Wonderful Person

I am very satisfied with my group of friends and how hard work has yielded nothing but positive results for them. This post is going out to a dear friend of mine named Evangeline Herbert. Her display of hard work and determination has given her a spot on the President's list at Florida Gulf Coast University! Evangeline has been a genuine friend to me and has shown an outstanding work ethic. I would like to congratulate her on this feat and also hope that she is recognized much, much more consistently throughout her lifetime. Ever since I met Evangeline I had a  understanding that she was bound to do wonders for the world (and this is evident of that so long as she continues on this track). It has been great being a staple in your life Evangeline, and it is my hope I remain just that, congratulations from me!
Also, if you could please comment a few kind words about Evangeline and her accomplishment, that would be appreciated so I could show her.

Physical Activity Directly Correlates With Brain Activity

I graduate in a year and I am beyond excited. Of course, I still have a lot to learn. In today's post, I wanted to talk about the impact of physical  activity as it relates to brain activity and cognitive function.

My schooling has continuously emphasized the fact that physical activity has an increased benefit in cognitive functions on the overwhelming majority of children (of course, I believe there are exceptional cases to this rule). The facts are that physical activity has a positive or null effect on children's cognition, generally speaking. While there have been publications that have shown negative effects, as far as I am aware there is much more evidence showing the positive effects.

In my class, we conducted our test in order to prove or disprove the theory. We were given a sort of "memory test" as I will call it. We were shown various objects on a projector and given a minute to view the screen, than the screen was turned blank. We were instructed to reme…

Why Differentiate Instruction?

This is more of a complex question than you may think. The answer to this question may seem simple, and in a way it is. The not so simple part is correct execution of differentiated instruction. It is widely debated on how to properly differentiate instruction.

One thing that is pretty well certain is why we differentiate instruction. Educators differentiate instruction because each student learns material differently. Also, we differentiate instruction due to differences in behavior of children and the occurrence of impairments.

When I mention that each child learns differently, I am referring explicitly to the multiple intelligences theory. 

Differences in behavior are something educators must always be aware of.

Impairments in children do occur and require specific instruction that is appropriate to the impairment.