During a morning playtime session in Sara Birkeland’s pre-K classroom at Maxfield Elementary School in St. Paul, students drifted between playing house and building puzzles to water coloring and drawing on mini whiteboards. While roaming the room to affirm positive behaviors and redirect budding disputes, a student came up calling “teacher” to get Birkeland’s attention. This prompted a mini interpersonal skills lesson. Birkeland gently corrected the student with a reminder that she prefers to be called by her name. It’s the same expectation she has of herself and the other adults in her classroom, when they’re interacting with students. Getting names right is not something she takes lightly. “There are very few things in children’s lives that are more intimate to them than their names,” she said. “And when they go to school, they’re first trying to separate from their family’s identity. One way to do that … [Read more...] about How can teachers create more inclusive, welcoming classrooms? It starts by saying students’ names correctly.
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THE General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into effect in May, is the biggest shakeup of personal data privacy rules since the birth of the internet. It is aimed at curbing US tech giants like Facebook - but sole traders in professions including plumbing and window cleaning could face crippling fines if they fall foul of the law. Here's what you need to know... What is GDPR and when does it take effect? The General Data Protection Regulation is a piece of EU legislation passed by the European Parliament in 2016. It is enforceable in all EU countries from May 25, 2018. Punishing fines for data misuse and breaches can reach £18million or 4 per cent of global annual turnover, whichever is higher. The GDPR aims to make it simpler for people to control how companies use their personal details. Strict rules mean companies will not be allowed to collect and use personal information without the person's consent. Data includes things like a person's name, email address and phone … [Read more...] about What is GDPR, what date is the compliance deadline in 2018, what does it stand for and will it still apply in the UK after Brexit?
Story highlights More than 4,800 women with ovarian cancer and their families have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson over its talc powders The science is mixed on a possible connection between talc and ovarian cancer (CNN)Visitors who walk into Deborah Giannecchini's ranch house in Modesto, California, will notice a well-tended garden, four small dogs who greet every visitor with enthusiasm and a sign that hangs prominently displayed in her living room that reads "It's never too late to live happily ever after." She got it when she was 62 years old, after she married her husband, Leland, but it could also represent her current mission: to help other women avoid the pain she's experienced and allow them to have their own happy endings. Giannecchini is living with what is considered terminal ovarian cancer. "That's what they say. I'm trying to prove that it's not," she said. "I don't wish this on anyone else. And if I can save one person, then I've done my job." A … [Read more...] about Does talcum powder cause cancer? A legal and scientific battle
NaturalCycles founders Elina and Raoul. Photo: NaturalCycles Each year there are 36 million abortions in the developing world. As World Contraception Day approaches, one Swedish startup has found a unique way to combat the problem. Despite Sweden's old-fashioned reputation as “the land of sin”, it's clear that the country does not have a problem with birth control. Parents offer their children condoms, birth control is free in certain regions and affordable in all, and despite having more sex partners than ever before, many Swedes are waiting longer to have children. Meanwhile, some 39,000 girls under 18 are married every day and often become pregnant soon after, leaving school and abandoning their personal dreams. “There are 225 million women in developing countries who have an unmet need for family planning, and the impact is tremendous,” says Sara Pellegrom, Senior Associate of the Youth Program at Women Deliver, an advocacy … [Read more...] about Start-up empowers women with choice
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE The latest effort to come up with a male birth control pill has found a formulation that appears to be safe. But the experimental pill has at least one of the same problems that plague female birth control pills: it caused the men to gain weight. And after just a few weeks of testing, it’s also not yet clear how well it works. Even though the researchers said they were “very excited” by the results, they haven’t been testing it long enough to show whether it decreases sperm production, and they haven’t shown whether it stops couples from conceiving. Nonetheless, it may be the best hope yet for a non-permanent male contraceptive, said Stephanie Page of the University of Washington School of Medicine. “Our last great advance in male contraception was 300 years ago with the development of the condom,” Page told a news … [Read more...] about New male birth control pill is safe but does it work?