"Still face" can lead to emotional disconnect
Some people have "still faces" that fail to readily display emotions, and that lack of responsiveness can make it hard to emotionally connect with employees, writes Michael Lee Stallard. "People follow a 'still face' manager because the manager has authority to hire, fire, promote and pay. They don't, however, follow such a manager because they want to," he warns.
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Basic Toxicology Lab Stations
This site contains a series of simple lab stations or demonstrations on basic toxicology concepts like dose-response, individual susceptibility, threshold, and how size affects dose.
Researchers found that teachers who participated in mindfulness-based interventions and stress-reducing strategies were more emotionally supportive and demonstrated greater sensitivity to students.
Some schools in Canada are installing stationary bikes in classrooms to help calm and focus students. In this commentary, Paul Bennett, the director of the Schoolhouse Institute in Halifax, Nova Scotia, shares research about the trend.
Changing the lighting in a classroom may help students do better on maths tests and reading assignments, according to a study. Maths students improved their scores after taking tests in lighting that mimicked natural daylight, while reading improved in classrooms with a standard, or neutral, light, researchers found.
Virtual Library on Genetics
This site has information on a variety of topics including organisms, countries, human chromosomes and genetic disorders. Each topic page provides a listing of reputable links on the Internet for that topic. Also made available is a list with the most recent additions to the database.
Sometime in the not-too-distant future, Marie and Antonio Freeman step into a doctor’s office to design their next child. “Your extracted eggs, Marie, have been fertilized with Antonio’s sperm,” the doctor says.
Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you're forced to slow down.
Tree of Life Project
This site is a collaborative effort containing more than 10,000 pages, each containing information about a particular biological group. The pages are liked hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life.
When students and teachers both learn about how their brains influence behavior, one expert says, discipline can become less confrontational […]
That frustrated kid at the back of the class? It's not that he doesn't get it — or doesn't care. It could be he just can't see. A new report provides a look at children's vision screening by state.
By identifying thinking routines for students, teachers can help deepen metacognitive skills that are applicable to all areas of life.
BioMedSearch is a free, comprehensive, medical search engine that contains over 18 million Medline citations and abstracts. Use alerts, saved searches and portfolios to enhance your experience.
This site is a biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other proprietary publications not found anywhere else for free, making it one of the most comprehensive and powerful free biomedical searches.
Chemicals and Human Health
This interactive web site covers toxicology, the effects of metals on kidneys, and basic lung anatomy and function. One activity allows students to collect and analyze scientific data on the effects of second-hand smoke on lung development.