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Posted by Judy Jankowski, Ed.D., Head of School, Chesapeake Bay Academy on Monday, October 21, 2019
When you were in school, you always knew who the smart kids were, right? They were the kids who raised their hands every time and knew the answers when they were called on. They could go up to the board and show their work. They were well-organized and always had their homework done on time. They got straight A’s and were frequently asked to help other students in the classroom because they’d finished their work before everyone else. They were bright, high-performing students, the kids who were...
Posted by Michele Tryon, CCLS, CHKD Community Outreach Coordinator and Parent Educator on Friday, August 30, 2019
Whether a child is stressed by everyday demands or an unexpected change, parents play a critical role in creating balance and modeling healthy coping. Stress to some degree can be healthy. It alerts us to danger, motivates us to take action, and encourages us to work through difficult situations. When your child is challenged by something and works through it, they are building coping muscles. For example, when your child is learning new material at school or having a disagreement with a...
Posted by By Judy Jankowski, Ed.D. on Friday, July 19, 2019
Neuroplasticity in Education through Yoga and Mindfulness
Dr. Judy Jankowski Head of School, CBA“Every man can, if he so desires, become the sculp­tor of his own brain,” declared San­ti­ago Ramon y Cajal (1852–1934), Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist specializing in neuroanatomy. However, for decades it was believed that by the age of five the brain was fully developed and unchanging; that all the functions of the human body controlled by the brain and its accompanying network of neural pathways were set and immutable. Digital imaging technology...
Posted by By J.D. Ball, Ph.D., ABPP on Monday, May 6, 2019
Regularly moving the body has immediate, protective, long-lasting, benefits for executive functioning and brain health. By J.D. Ball, Ph.D., ABPPHaving written previously for CBA’s blogs series on the relationship between Sleep and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, I find it interesting that there is now a surging need to address a hot new research topic that will seem to many to be another call-back to common sense within the broad field of “good mental hygiene”– the relationship between exercise...
Posted by Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Mooney on Saturday, March 23, 2019
On Saturday, March 23rd, over 150 clinicians, educators, parents, caregivers, and adults with ADHD attended the 5th Annual ADHD Symposium at Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA). Jonathan Mooney, award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and activist, presented as the keynote speaker and shared his struggles, triumphs, and insights on how to navigate life when faced with adversity due to a learning difference. Following the keynote, attendees had the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions based on their...