Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Author stresses brain-based learning, more reading

The Associated Press

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Parents of children in Gadsden city elementary schools had a chance to get parenting tips from an author of their children's reading textbooks.

Nancy Updegraff, an international speaker and author, told parents and teachers at a workshop Monday that children need eight to 10 hours of sleep a night, eight glasses of water a day and a lot of communication with their parents. [...]

Updegraff also encouraged parents to make healthy choices for their children's diet and activities, which are important for their brains.

"The child's brain is the sum total of everything," she said. "It's all part of brain-based learning." [...]

Wow. You know, that is just so true.

I remember back in my day when we went from pancreas-based learning to kidney-based learning, and we really thought we were uptown. But with all the progress education has made, I guess it's only inevitable that we'd finally work our way all the way up to the top of the body. Science is truly marvelous.

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