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Super Kids take Derby Downs

By John Higgins Published: July 20, 2012

Here's a video I took this morning at Akron's Derby Downs at the 10th Annual National Super Kids Classic, a race for children with disabilities. Six finalists are selected to compete Saturday at the 75th Annual All-American Soap Box Derby.


Video by Akron Beacon Journal reporter John Higgins

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ABJ seeks middle school teachers for civility project

By John Higgins Published: July 18, 2012

The Akron Beacon Journal's ongoing civility project wants to hear from middle school teachers, who should be experts on how fast things can get uncivil in a group setting.

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Teachers should be wary of brain-based claims

By John Higgins Published: July 12, 2012

Whole Brain Teaching is a charismatic, high-energy teaching method to get and keep students' attention using humor, gestures and imitation. But teachers and administrators who are drawn to this approach should be wary of Whole Brain Teaching' s claim that its techniques are "validated by contemporary brain research." 

 I wrote about a local Whole Brain Teaching conference at Walsh University in today's Akron Beacon Journal.

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