Category Archives: health

#Kids vs. NRA: Ban Assault Rifles

Who wins–our young people or gun manufacturers? Let’s elect politicians who care more about preventing mass shootings than campaign contributions from the National Riffle Association. No good person needs an assault rifle. Sign petitiion:

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/kids-vs-nra-ban-assault.fb49?source=c.fb&r_by=2429806

 

 

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how to achieve academic success and prevent burnout

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Beat Burnout

 

Gayle Kimball, Ph.D. and global youth

220 pages Available on Amazon for $9.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NB10D3O/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486426365&sr=1-2&keywords=the+mindful+guide+to+academic

 

 

The nine chapters provide information for high school and college students about how to achieve academic goals and reduce stress:

How to identify your learning styles

Techniques to achieve your goals

Study skills and effective test taking

How to write research papers

Stress reduction

Understand mind power

Clearing emotional blocks to success

Physical vitality

Student activism and goals internationally

Student experiences are featured, along with a variety of experts, and they created the illustrations.

 

Traveling around the world, interviewing young people for my series of books about global youth viewpoints and activism, I heard how much time, worry and anxiety goes into studying for tests. I have a lot of experience studying and test-taking to earn my bachelor’s degree, teaching credential, two Masters Degrees, and Ph.D.—all from the University of California. I’ve corrected thousands of student essays teaching in high school and then in university for decades. I want to share with students what I’ve learned about how to succeed academically, stay centered and have time to enjoy life. I include the advice and experience of young people from various countries to discover how they succeed and to provide insight into the global youth culture in an increasingly globalized world. As a Pakistani young man said in this book, “It lets the students know that their worries/guilt are uniform and students from other regions are facing the same problems.” Although it’s rare, I advocate that the voices of actual young people should be included in books about and for them.

 

Table of Contents  

Chapter 1 How to Achieve Your Goals with Metacognition

Understanding Your Learning Styles

Making Your Brain Work for You

Coping with Learning Disabilities

Identifying Your Personality Types

 

Chapter 2 Study Skills

Reading, Note Taking, Memorizing, Study Groups

Test Taking Skills suggestions by Dr. Stephen Tchudi

Effective Oral Reports

Overcoming Math Anxiety

Time Management vs. Procrastination

 

Chapter 3 How to do Research by Morgan Brynnan, MLIS

Information Literacy

Is it all CRAAP – Evaluating Sources

Research Basics

Plagiarism, Ethics and Citation

 

Chapter 4 Coping with Stress

The Physiology and Causes of Stress

How to Cope with Stress

Resilience

Balance the Left and Right Sides of the Body

 

Chapter 5 Understand Mind Power

Research on Mind Over Matter

Positive Self-Talk

How to Clear Emotional Blocks

 

Chapter 6 Emotional Issues that influence School Success

The Power of the Unconscious Mind

Happiness

Being a Student of Color in a PWI

Self-Esteem

Worry

Anxiety and Depression

Grief

Anger

 

Chapter 7 Physical Vitality

Healthy Food

Prevent Eyestrain

Exercise

Increase Energy

Enough Sleep

 

Chapter 8 Getting into College, Career Planning

Getting Into College

Adjusting to College

Post-College Career Planning

 

Chapter 9 Student Activism in the US and International Education Reform

What Students Want from their Education

The Finnish Model

Student Educational Activism

Youth Activism in the US

 

 

Half of US college students lack food security

About half of all US college students lack food security, with students of color, first generation students, former foster youth, and LGBT students most at risk.[i]

[i] “Hunger on Campus,” National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, October 2016.

https://studentsagainsthunger.org/hunger-on-campus/

Adolescent Brain

https://theconversation.com/why-its-time-to-lay-the-stereotype-of-the-teen-brain-to-rest-85888?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20October%2029%202017%20-%2086697211&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20October%2029%202017%20-%2086697211+CID_029fcb0456356a8deb6a410bceeaed43&utm_source=campaign_monitor_us&utm_term=Why%20its%20time%20to%20lay%20the%20stereotype%20of%20the%20teen%20brain%20to%20rest

recent US presidents on sexual assault

Under President Bill Clinton, the State Department created the Office of Global Women’s Issues. President Barack Obama said he was what a feminist looked like and created the White House Council on Women and Girls, because, “From sports leagues to pop culture to politics, our society does not sufficiently value women. We still don’t condemn sexual assault as loudly as we should.”[i] Obama asked parents of young men to teach them respect for women as part of the 2014 campaign “It’s on Us” to prevent campus sexual assaults.[ii] . President Trump can’t say much because many women have accused him of sexual assault, including a list of women who have publically spoken up.[i]

[i] Catherine Pearson, Emma Gray, and Alanna Vagianos, “A Running List of the Women Who’ve Accused Donald Trump of Sexual Assault,” Huffington Post, October 28, 2016.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-running-list-of-all-the-women-whove-accused-donald-trump-of-sexual-assault_us_57ffae1fe4b0162c043a7212

[i] Michael Shear and Elena Schneider, “Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults,” New York Times, September 19, 2014.

[ii] http://itsonus.org/#pledge

Catherine Pearson, Emma Gray, and Alanna Vagianos, “A Running List of the Women Who’ve Accused Donald Trump of Sexual Assault,” Huffington Post, October 28, 2016.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-running-list-of-all-the-women-whove-accused-donald-trump-of-sexual-assault_us_57ffae1fe4b0162c043a7212