Articles

January 2020

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Women’s Interests: According to Your Local Bookstore’s Magazine Section

I am 28.  My life, as they say, is “in flux”.  I am not where I want to be.  My career plans have stalled.  I am not married (in fact I just recently broke up with my ...


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All STEM fields are not created equal: People and things interests explain gender disparities across STEM fields

The degree of women's underrepresentation varies by STEM fields. Women are now overrepresented in social sciences, yet only constitute a fraction of the engineering workforce. In the current ...


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Survive the Gossip Target on Your Back

When it comes to gossip—unrestrained conversations about other people—teachers are certainly not immune. Schools are insular, and teachers' lounges can be hotbeds for gossip. Gossip ...


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5 Tips for Handling Rookie Year Stress

You’ve made it! Your first teaching assignment. The beginning of your rookie year is full of excitement and promise. It’s also full of surprises. The stack of papers to be graded suddenly ...


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7 Eating Habits of a Successful Teacher

Teachers are some of the busiest people in the world, and their hectic schedules have a tendency to impact their diets. The food you eat affects more than just your basic health – it also ...


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Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators

Teaching is a cognitively complex profession. In the course of a single school day, an educator must make hundreds of decisions and respond quickly to the myriad unexpected turns that life in the ...


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The difference between nutrition and education

Children who do not receive proper nutrition are more likely to develop anxiety‚ suffer from depression and even attempt suicide. These findings were heard at the start of the first National ...


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Exploring the connections between nutrition and learning

We all know it's hard to focus when you're hungry. Researchers at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education are working across several fields to figure out why that is, how ...