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Video: Influence & Effects of Social Media and Screen Time

Episcopal and Baptist Health presented Influence & Effects of Social Media and Screen Time, on March 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Munnerlyn Center. Baptist’s Raj Loungani, MD, MPH, and De’Von Patterson, PhD, addressed screen time recommendations, the impact of social media and screen time on sleep, stress, behavior, and physical health, as well as the dangers of comparison via social media, gaming, and internet addiction.

5 Things You Can Do When Your Dream College Says “No”

By Julie Carter, Episcopal Associate Director of College Counseling As college admissions decisions are released in the coming weeks, thousands of high schools seniors will have to face the reality that sometimes, no matter how hard you try and how badly you want something, the answer is still “no.” It’s how you work through and handle… Continue Reading

Why and How to Make the Most of Your College Visit

By Andrea Rizzi, Episcopal Associate Director of College Counseling My kitchen table is strewn with beautiful and picturesque brochures that are laden with iconic steeples amid the quintessential New England fall backdrop of brilliant foliage. Eager and engaged students are sitting in a circle in the middle of the school’s quad on a particularly sunny… Continue Reading

Behind the Social Media Scene: Four Tips for Parents

Christy Hodges, Dean of Student Life, Episcopal School of Jacksonville by Christy Hodges, Dean of Student Life These days, most of the information teenagers discover about the world they live in comes from Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. They get constant updates about the lives of celebrities, friends, friends of friends, and strangers who “follow” the… Continue Reading

5 Things You Should Know About Your Middle School Student

By Paige McGee, Head of Middle School, Episcopal School of Jacksonville The middle school years provide an opportunity for self-discovery as children learn to navigate their world with more independence and less reliance on you. These years, when your student is in fifth/sixth through eighth grades, can be difficult, yet the lessons learned can positively… Continue Reading

Teaching Teens To Love Themselves for Healthier Relationships

By Amy Burrows Perkins ‘92, Director of Student Services A teen recently shared with me that he is “socially awkward, but totally fine when texting.” As parents, we need to coach kids into understanding that what feels awkward, difficult, and uncomfortable may actually be healthy — and in fact, part of normal development. As adults… Continue Reading

How Node Desks Improve Language Students’ Skills

  In addition to textbooks, software, and teaching styles, another tool which has the potential to affect learning outcomes is classroom furniture. Harkness tables, whose shape and seating require eye contact and eliminate status positions in a classroom, are one example of how furniture can influence what happens in the classroom. Another example is the… Continue Reading

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