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Healthy and resilient kids, families, and communities are the foundation for a flourishing, vibrant region. We are dedicated to creating a trauma-informed Michigan and working together across sectors to share our efforts in building resilience and reducing toxic stress for Michigan children and families.

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Re: Under One Roof

Former Member ·
From Dr. Bruce Perry, MD (Understanding Traumatized and Maltreated Children) Clinical principles for effective work with children have additional critical elements. One is helping the child understand what they feel and why they behave a certain way in given situations. Traumatized children frequently act impulsively and misunderstand why this has happened. They will often explain this (as will the adults around them) as the by-product of them being stupid, insensitive, bad, selfish, sick or...
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Re: Trauma informed hospital system

Former Member ·
Here is a partial list of information (I don't know of any full scale implementation in Michigan) 1. http://www.avahealth.org/aces_...ic-primary-care.html (From the Academy on Violence and Abuse - RJ Gilespie and Teri Petterson screen for parents of 4 month olds at a large Pediatric Primary Care Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Gilespie will be speaking along with Nadine Burke-Harris at the AAP annual conference in Washington, DC this October at the "Peds 21 Conference" which can be found at...
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Re: AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF THE NE MICHIGAN TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITY: 7.30.15

Former Member ·
I wanted to put this here so that the NE Michigan Group could have some Ideas of how to move forward beyond the school system but that might be able to be tied in through Alcona too? We could try to collaborate with the CAC (Grand Rapids) ---- and Alcona maybe Jacki Fitzgerald ---- and then maybe Western Michigan (NCTSN K-Zoo sight) --- to move the trauma informed care collaboration into NE Michigan. So here is the newsletter from the Child and Family Services in TC. Behavioral Health Team...
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Re: Text 4 Baby

Former Member ·
I signed up for Text4Baby about 4 months ago. I have been receiving weekly texts on infant care. I find the information up to date and excellent for new or pregnant mothers. For my "1 month old baby" I received this text: "A crying baby can stress you out. Need a break? Put your baby in a safe place to cry and ask for help. Watch this video for more ideas: text4b.org/094." Since this doesn't work as a link, here is what you would learn when going to the link: All babies cry and some cry more...
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Re: followup exchange presentation 9:8

Former Member ·
Here is the followup exchange presentation given yesterday 9/8 in Alpena. Wanted to review ACEs, go over toxic stress and give a followup on the work we have been doing in Alpena and where we hope to go. No volunteers to join our group. However, asked that if the group hosts other presenters who may be interested to let them know about us. Making a collection of power points that can be used in our rural community to educate folks on ACEs and Toxic Stress. Any ideas of how to spread the word...
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Re: If Minnesota Can Do This, We Can Too!!: State rep and family advocate, Rena Moran, envisions a trauma-informed Minnesota

Former Member ·
I have started working in an new office in another rural part of Michigan. One of our doctors is a state Legislator. I intend on educating him and everyone I come in contact with about ACEs/Toxic Stress and why Michigan should not be left behind!!! He is also a family medicine physician so I hope to network there and with others. I asked our ED doc if I could speak at the FP Residency at McLaren (Flint). I will do that too and I recently presented information to 70 nurses at Alpena Community...
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Re: NE Michigan Trauma-Informed Presentation to Alpena HSCC

Former Member ·
I know this event is over but I want to encourage others to give community college presentations on ACEs and Toxic Stress: This was my response after the event: Hi Dr. Hahn, Hope you are having a relaxing week-end. So far, pretty nice weather but it sure does feel like fall. I wanted to thank you, once again, for the information you provided our nursing students this past Thursday. The ACE's presentation was not only interesting and certainly relevant to any type of nursing our students may...
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Re: I tweaked the Spokane Public Health Dept and Jane's ACEs Handout with a PDF editor

Former Member ·
The back is the same. And if this copy doesn't print right, let me know, because I do have one that prints right but it took me a while and eventually I purchased an official PDF editor... Tina (The Reason I changed this to Toxic Stress is so that It would match the AAP because I want more buy in!!! Though Dr. Block WAS JUST SPEAKING TO A ROOM PACKED FULL OF PEOPLE ABOUT ACES!!!) I hope peds listen!!!!!!!!!
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Re: I tweaked the Spokane Public Health Dept and Jane's ACEs Handout with a PDF editor

Former Member ·
Shoot Luanne-- I forgot to attach the PDF I'm at the AAP conference but let me see when I can get it up! It is the same as Jane's though, I just wanted to use the word Toxic Stress instead for PEDS as I want to be consistent with Peds terminology so toxic stress instead (but left most as ACEs) plus ACEs are just forms of toxic stress.
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Re: I tweaked the Spokane Public Health Dept and Jane's ACEs Handout with a PDF editor

Former Member ·
Here is the PDF I made with an editor. I can edit it more too if anyone would like.
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Re: Trauma, Toxic Stress, and ACEs: Why Should You Care?

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
I would love to attend, but it is the same day as the Governor's Task Force conference on human sex trafficking. It is held at the GT Resort.
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Re: Welcome Members of Northern Michigan ACEs Action

Former Member ·
Hi Cathy, No problem. I would really like to hear what everyone is doing in Traverse City also. I know you have more resources than we do on the Eastern side of the state and Denise had sent me a message that she was considering starting work on a ACEs summit for Michigan. I would be interested in your meeting in October if I could come. I am a huge advocate for preventing ACEs in our state. I am however going to the AAP Conference in Washington DC in late October. They have several speakers...
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Re: Welcome Members of Northern Michigan ACEs Action

Former Member ·
Hi Cathy, I have a question. I asked Judge LaCross, our former Probate Judge to join the site many times (Judge LaCross and I are both members of the local Child Abuse and Neglect team so I get a little confused when I cannot seem to reach him). I cannot get the judicial system to respond much better than the medical system. Do you have any tips or insight into how I can work to educate this group? ACEs concepts and Toxic Stress are so vital to all they do as I can see you understand. I am a...
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Re: Prevelance of ACEs in Michigan

Former Member ·
The PDF attachment is for Mike Foley's Power Point on ACEs for late 2014. Thanks
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Re: Northeast Michigan Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative

Former Member ·
Here is the Actual Power Point. The poll everywhere are slide slots from an app service that allows interactive audience polling which we used for the 10 ace questions which were texted in live during the presentation. We had 20 participants in addition to the 4 presenters. Below is an example of what the slide would look like with the poll.
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Re: The Impact of Trauma and Neglect on Young Children

Former Member ·
Here is the Link to the Webinar. Please watch. Dr. Perry's work is absolutely wonderful and really helps us with understanding of trauma and toxic stress. 1. http://www.ctacny.com/the-impa...-children-video.html 2. Here is another video that is absolutely awesome by Dr. Perry (about 1.5 hrs) from the National Council for Behavioral health. So awesome to learn and understand better how to help Children and their Families. http://www.thenationalcouncil....rauma-informed-care/ 3. Here is...
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Re: Harvard Infographic on ACEs and Toxic Stress

Ruth A Rondon ·
Thank you so much. This is so helpful!!!
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Re: What Michigan Counties Would be Interested in tackling a Public Health Epidemic?

Former Member ·
Maybe even a link to the handout on ACEs/Toxic Stress/Resilience that people can print out and have with them???
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Re: Ideas from Members on How to Extend our Reach?

Former Member ·
Hi Marni, I have been asked to give a presentation on ACEs/Toxic Stress and Trauma Informed Care to the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Child Abuse Concil. I have given several talks on ACEs and Toxic Stress. I do them for free or just ask (if it is possible) a small fee to cover gas, hotel and a day or two in the kennel for my dogs. I was asked by the Great Start Collaborative via the school psychologist to go to the last meeting in Alpena but I couldn't figure out the time or date. So I missed it. I...
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Re: Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development (Healthday.com)

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
Since we know trauma and ongoing stress have a significant impact on a young brain, it is imperative we intervene. Much of our intervention is of course focused on the child, however; we must also focus on the adults in that child's life. Many times the chaos can be mediated by implementing interventions and support for the adult/parent in the home. By helping the parent chaos may be minimized.
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Re: Check out "What if ACES were the basis for mental health treatment?" (madinamerica.com)

Former Member ·
What if We Could PREVENT Most Mental Health Problems? By Dr. Sandra L. Bloom | August 20th, 2015 | Posted on realmhchange.org The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs Study) may turn out to be the most important scientific finding of the late 20th century, opening up windows of opportunity that could vastly improve mental health care, physical health care, and virtually all of our current major social problems. The ACEs study, along with other major epidemiological studies, show that we...
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Re: Mindfulness for Teens

Former Member ·
I heard about this after listening to a CME (California Audio-Digest Lecture) on Anxiety and Toxic Stress for pediatricians. The site was developed by a Canadian pediatrician. I think it would be useful for many of us to share this with our kids we serve whether in medicine, child welfare, juvenile justice or whatever service area we are concerned with --- or even with parents of teens who have suffered trauma and could use help to heal. I wish someone had introduced me to mindfulness a long...
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Re: Spokane Public Nurses Provide Resources - We can Use

Former Member ·
Public health nurses at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) developed a 178-page toolkit -- 1*2*3 Care -- for caregivers of children. They define caregivers as parents, grandparents, child care providers, teachers, and others who care for children daily. They describe the toolkit as supporting caregivers on their journey towards "trauma sensitivity". The toolkit can be downloaded as a whole, or individual topics can be downloaded separately. The toolkit also includes handouts for...
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Re: Presentation to our Human Services Coordinating Committee

Former Member ·
We had a great meeting with our local Human Services Coordinating Committee today. It was a great opportunity to reach out to others. We also received the opportunity to put our survey monkey community ACEs Survey on the Alpena Public Schools Facebook Page which will give us a great opportunity to reach out for a more comprehensive local ACEs survey as they recently had 50,000 views. The powerpoint for the Presentation is below in the attachments with the videos embedded in the presentation.
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Re: Poverty Impacts Brain Development

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Live Online Event: How does poverty affect health decisions? Posted on July 1, 2014 by TEDMED Staff Poverty affects every aspect of life and has particularly bad repercussions on human health. The stress of poverty has detrimental effects on the body — and especially the brain. Two landmark studies are among the many to show poverty’s harsh impact. In the Whitehall Studies, researchers at the University College of London sought to understand how the health of men in the British Civil Service...
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Re: The Crisis in Pediatric Psychiatric Emergency Rooms (The Center for Young Healthy Minds)

Former Member ·
And as I stick to, These problems can only truly be solved by prevention of mental health issues in the first place, many of which begin as behavioral problems in infancy and toddlerhood, often as a result of exposure to ACEs/Toxic Stress. Prevention is the only viable, long-term solution. Prevention also saves a lot of psychological anguish and long term harm. It is no different than giving advice for kids to use car seats, bike helmets etc. There is less likely a long term injury sustained...
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12 Myths of the Science of ACEs

The two biggest myths about ACEs science are: MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study — the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study . It’s about sooooo much more than that. MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences. These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new...
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Breaking Through: Video and User's Guide to Understand and Address Toxic Stress

Carlene Przykucki ·
  Here's a link and info about a presentation from the National Center on Health, Office of Head Start, that may be of use to those of us looking for material appropriate for community awareness talks. I like that the PDF user guide has a...
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ACEs Connection Info -- Tour, How-Tos, Overview & FAQs

ACEs Connection Welcome Tour What you get What you can do ACEs Connection How-Tos Directory How-To post a blog How-To add a picture How-To change your email settings And more ACEs Connection Roadmap to Resilience Toolkit Directory Assets mapping Logic model MOUs And more ACEs Connection Network Overview  ACEsConnection.com and ACEsTooHigh.com ACEs, trauma-informed, and resilience-building Collective impact community of practice And more ACEs 101 FAQ ACEs, toxic stress, and epigenetics...
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ACEs Research Corner — October 2018

Harise Stein ·
[Editor's note: Dr. Harise Stein at Stanford University edits a web site -- abuseresearch.info -- that focuses on the health effects of abuse, and includes research articles on ACEs. Every month, she's posting the summaries of the abstracts and links to research articles that address only ACEs. Thank you, Harise!! -- Jane Stevens] Harris HR, Wieser F, Vitonis AF, Rich-Edwards J, et. al. Early life abuse and risk of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2018 Sep 1;33(9):1657-1668. PMID: 30016439 Using...
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ACEs Science in Education: The Next Big Challenge is Systems Change #ACEsCon2018

One of the first sessions of the 2018 ACEs Conference: Action to Access discussed the barriers and opportunities for increasing access in the field of education. The main question was: "How can one achieve systematic changes within the field of education?" The session was moderated by Michelle Flowers, a passionate advocate, and the principal of Kinney High in Rancho Cordova, CA, which is part of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. It included a dynamic and diverse panel of education...
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Agenda for Thursday's Trauma-Informed Meeting

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AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF THE NE MICHIGAN TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITY: 6.25.15   4 pm Call to order and introductions   4:10 Updates and organizational matters. ACES Connection Group Report from educational Team Report from community outreach...
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Are You A Part of the Michigan ACE Initiative?

Former Member ·
Hello, If you are a part of the Michigan ACE initiative and if you are working on spreading information about ACEs, Resilience, and Toxic Stress in our state, could you please take a little time to share what you are doing in the state so others here are aware. There are many of us who are very interested in what you are doing no matter what you do. We are interested in school - rural / urban, DHS, CMH, Great Start. We cannot learn from you if you don't share with the rest of us. Thanks for...
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Broken Crayons Still Color - Northeast Michigan Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative

Former Member ·
  Hello everyone! Although we had a rather small attendance at our meeting last Thursday, we moved forward on our stated goal of defining an achievable goal to be accomplished within the Alpena Public School System within the coming school year....
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Building a Trauma-Informed Nation - Be a Part - Become an Amplifier Site or Sign up Individually

Former Member ·
JOIN THE FEDERAL PARTNERS COMMITTEE ON WOMEN AND TRAUMA TO CATALYZE A TRAUMA–INFORMED NATIONAL STRATEGY The United States is experiencing a public health crisis: an epidemic of trauma, violence and toxic stress.   In response, efforts to...
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Can School Heal Children in Pain? (acestoohigh.com)

Former Member ·
After learning about the overwhelming effects of childhood trauma, I decided to make a film about a school that’s adopted a “trauma-informed” lens. Documentaries are no walk in the park. They take a lot of time and money; they have a...
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Changing lives from the very start: Report identifies best measures to help at-risk kids (capitalgainsmedia.com)

Former Member ·
Special Report on Early Childhood Policy in Michigan   The 3-year-olds attending  The Children's Center 's Head Start preschool program in Detroit are all giggles and smiles, exploring their surroundings with that special brand of bright...
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Childhood trauma and its effects: Implications for Policing

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
    Childhood trauma unrecognized or ignored can have life changing implications, forging terrible, new links in the vicious, generational, chain of trauma. We can be the difference to break the chain.  
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Community Resilience Cookbook

Alicia St. Andrews ·
   The National Collaborative on Adversity and Resilience (NCAR) met in December 2013 and as a result produced the Community Resilience Cookbook   You can read about the five cities and four states in the U.S. and Canada that are...
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Could mindfulness help Michigan's kids escape poverty? (stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org)

Former Member ·
  Yesterday on  The Next Idea , experts joined Cynthia Canty to talk about implementing mindfulness practice in schools. Mindfulness  has been known to help both students and teachers deal with stress in the classroom. In case you...
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Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Former Member ·
  Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools Volume 2 of Helping Traumatized Children Learn: Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools, safe, supportive learning environments that benefit all children offers a Guide...
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Elephant Breakdown

Former Member ·
G. A. Bradshaw, Allan N. Schore, Janine L. Brown, Joyce H. Poole and Cynthia J. Moss   Social trauma: early disruption of attachment can affect the physiology, behaviour and culture of animals and humans over generations.    T he air...
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Eradicating the roots of childhood trauma [indianapolisrecorder.com]

Alicia Doktor ·
On the east side of Indianapolis in late March, a barrage of bullets sprayed through a home, killing 1-year-old Malaysia Robson as she slept on the couch. It was a drive-by shooting in the middle of the night by two men in their late 20s. It’s the kind of violence that can shake a community, leaving its distraught members wondering how much more they can take. Community violence — and other forms of trauma — are especially harmful for children. They’re called adverse childhood experiences...
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"Faces of ACEs: The Lifelong Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences" Conference 2019

Laura Pinhey ·
Friday, April 12, 2019 marked an exciting, auspicious, and perhaps pivotal day in the history of Monroe County, Indiana. That’s a lot of adjectives—and pressure—to pile onto just another glorious spring day in Bloomington. But I think many folks who virtually congregate on a site that supports communities implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices grounded in ACEs science would agree that a county’s first-ever ACEs conference deserves a little ballyhoo. But this ACEs...
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Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development (Healthday.com)

Former Member ·
Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study   MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Family problems early in life might raise boys' risk of depression and anxiety, which is also tied to altered brain structure in their...
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Farmers Wash Up ‘in a Fragile Place’ After Historic Midwest Floods (pewtrusts.org)

If you need help, call the 1-800-FARM-AID hotline. In the weeks after flooding drowned the livelihoods of families who’ve farmed along the Missouri River for generations, rural advocates in the Midwest began gearing up for another crisis. The devastating floods increased concerns about the mental health and well-being of farmers who already were struggling with yearslong economic uncertainty. Groups in flood-affected states such as Nebraska say they are preparing to provide mental and...
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Foster Children Rising Above Despair (MyBayCity.com)

Former Member ·
  Thursday night, the Bay area chapter of the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative presented a program on the success of foster care children. The message was geared at educating the audience of their journeys from an abusive home to foster...
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Harvard Infographic on ACEs and Toxic Stress

Marcia Fervienza ·
This was just posted by Harvard. I thought all of us could use access to it, for use in our schools and the settings we work in. The full image is on the attached PDF.
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Healing Trauma: One Grocery Store Line at a Time

Shenandoah Chefalo ·
There’s a women standing in front of me at the grocery store. I can see her fidgeting, shifting her weight back and forth. She glances my way and gives me the “what is taking so long” look as she rolls her eyes. I shrug and smile. She turns back around. I notice she doesn’t have much in her cart. After the person in front of her is finished, the cashier asks, “How is everything today?” Of course the cashier had no way of knowing what was coming next. This woman begins to unleash a verbal...
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Helping Students Overcome Toxic Stress through Science-Based Teaching Practices (stresshealth.org)

“What our students really crave the most is predictability from the adults interacting with them,” says Roger Sapp, a student success teacher at KIPP. For that reason, the one-on-one session is not a reward for being “good” or withheld if something bad happens. The kids who need it can count on it – every day. The scene is from a video by Edutopia (aka the George Lucas Educational Foundation), which has produced a series of more than 20 powerful, engaging shorts on how children learn in...
 
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