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Rehearsing for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/rehearsing-for-death-a-pre-k-teacher-on-the-trouble-with-lockdown-drills/2014/10/28/4ab456ea-5eb2-11e4-9f3a-7e28799e0549_story.html

Credit: Launa Hall

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Hacking School

Logan LaPlante is one 4C youth with a lot of big ideas about what he wants from his education and life, most of which revolves around something not taught in school very much: how to be happy and healthy. Check out this video for a little inspiration on what young people are capable of with support and empowerment.

Two 7th Graders Made a Heartbreaking and Acclaimed Film about Eating Disorders

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Two 7th Graders made a heartbreaking and award-winning film about eating disorders. Check out their powerful work here:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/two-7th-graders-made-a-heartbreaking-and-award-winning-short

 

Creative Action Artist

Arts and the Mind! Documentary

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Alzheimer’s researchers call it a powerful tool to ward off dementia. At-risk teens use it to find meaning in the world around them—and in themselves. It offers healing to both chronically ill toddlers and veterans battling PTSD.
What is this magical elixir? Art.

Arts & the Mind explores the vital role the arts play in human development during both youth and older age, and shares stories and cutting edge scientific research on how music, dance, painting, poetry and theater markedly improve well-being at both ends of life.

http://www.pbs.org/programs/arts-mind/

Thanks to Karen for sharing!