Childhood Depression and Anxiety

What Does Childhood Depression Look Like? Feelings of isolation and despair are not limited to those who display them openly. We often look at people who are alone or have trouble making friends and assume unhappiness. In the same way, those who appear social, excel...

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Gender Bias in the Classroom

Does Gender Bias Affect Learning? If I were to tell you that boys often receive more attention, praise, and encouragement in the classroom than girls, or that girls are usually quieter, talked over, and acknowledged for listening patiently rather than speaking up,...

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Fact or Fiction?

Fact or Fiction, How Do You Discern the Difference? When I was younger, an experience helped me realize fact or fiction isn't always as obvious as it may seem. I had spent a summer living and working in Rwanda. People travel there from all over the world for a chance...

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The Gift of the Public Library

Reading is not just a nice thing to do. It’s how we help give our children the best possible start in life. This quote by Hillary Clinton during a recent speech at the American Libraries Conference got me thinking. The Public Library is a Treasure Trove of Knowledge...

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Brain Change and Potential for Growth

Can the Brain Change? At Gemm Learning we often refer to brain plasticity when speaking to families. It is the reason our software has been so effective as well as the inspiration for its creation. Miriam-Webster defines neuroplasticity or brain plasticity as the...

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