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Effects COVID-19 had on student’s mental health

Many children have been experiencing mental health issues since the start of the pandemic. It has become known as a national emergency. Youth Suicide attempts and visits to the ER due to suicide attempts have skyrocketed. There are so many children who have lost family members to the covid-19 virus. The combination of social isolation and loss of family members […]

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Week 2: Synthesis Essay

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult for educators to weigh out the pros and cons of the risks of in-person learning, and the importance of quality education during these trying times. A lot of studies have shown that students in 2020 have a lower learning gain than in 2019 (pre-pandemic). Math is the main subject that students are […]

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Synthesis Essay (Article 1)

At the height of the pandemic, school closures and social isolation have affected all students, especially those in poverty. A mental health crisis has emerged as many students lost access to the services that are offered by schools. Studies have shown that the coronavirus will undo months of academic gain. There is a big difference between summer learning loss and […]

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“If You Tell” Book Review

When we were given the assignment to read a non-fiction book of our choice, I knew that I wanted to read a true crime survival story. I researched books that would fit into that category and one of the suggestions was “If You Tell” by Greg Olsen. I haven’t finished the book yet, but from what I have read I […]

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Why do we dream and does mental health affect our dreams?

Some psychologists claim that dreams are the firing of neurons during a state of rest, while others suggest that dreams are a window into our subconscious. Other’s say that dreams prepare us for future challenges and are an adaptive survival mechanism. Most dreaming happens during REM (rapid eye movement). During this time, the brain is in an active state, but […]

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