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Four ways to keep young learners engaged in your online classes

Speaking from personal experience, it is indeed a struggle to keep young learners focused in front of their PCs for any given number of minutes…especially when they are at home, with SO MANY distractions. From very energetic songs to greenscreens and puppets, it will keep you busy. It’s especially difficult when they aren’t really old enough, or computer-savvy enough to interact with online games or quizzes. While online learning will never replace classroom teaching, you can try to make the most of it with these tips. Hope it helps.

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Information About The World Coronavirus Status In Several Places at Once…Who Do You Turn To?

Since the news of CV19 broke, we hear different numbers from different sources everyday about different stats. No matter the source, I think these infosites get alot of traffic, since quarentines have started around the world.

Some people LIVE for stats…how about you?

I’ve heard of WorldOMeters…but never checked the page. How is it, compared to the WHO and CDC websites? Who do you trust? Which makes you feel better about the situation?

Here in Japan, I usually refer to Kyodo News…they have a interactive graphic, showing stats for Japan. It’s been enough for me, since I am able to keep up with infect rate in my prefecture, at least.


Here are some tips for sanitation/prevention of CV19

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Some Precautions To Take Against Coronavirus

It’s the main story all over the world. The media (and BS media, as well) are sensationalizing another terrible epidemic. I’m not seeing enough information, except for the CDC website or WHO, about helping to possibly prevent getting it.

I’m not a doctor by any means, but here are some things that I’ve been practicing lately:

  1. Always wear a mask (the WHO website has a procedure you should follow, when actually putting the mask on, or taking off).
  2. Don’t re-use the paper masks.
  3. If you sneeze…please sneeze into your arm, above your elbow
  4. If you sneeze into your hands, wash immediately with SOAP for at least twenty seconds.
  5. After handling currency, please wash your hands or use disifectant with at least 50% alcohol
  6. Don’t re-use tissues.
  7. Don’t shake other’s hands.
  8. Don’t touch anything on public transit…including straps, poles, buttons, etc
  9. Keep a distance from people when talking.
  10. In public toilets, avoid using the hand driers…keep a small towel in your pocket for such things.
  11. Personally, I avoid food courts, open air delis and bakeries. You still have alot of nasty people in the world, who have no qualms about sneezing or coughing over crossants or bananas.
  12. Speaking again of reasturants, I request paper cups when possible. I once saw an old man here in Japan, blow his nose on a tissue, then shove it into his ceramic coffee cup. That’s just friggin’ nasty. Animal.
  13. There will be alot of sites offering “remedies” for this virus…take anything with a grain of salt. The latest misinformation is that hot water will kill the virus…stating that the virus is not heat resistant. Considering that this is a respirtory disease, it’s proboly not a great idea to pour any kind of water down your airway…just saying. You can drown in a teaspoon of water, remember that.

If you have any tips or ideas, please comment below (keep it clean).

Stay safe, and pray for a vaccine soon.

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Autism and Age-Inappropriate Interests: A Guide for Parents or Guardians


Maybe there is a point where, as a parent (or guardian) of an autistic child or adult, you have to step in and make changes in your child’s interests or habits. You obviously want them to be happy (and hopefully prevent meltdowns..depending on the person), so maybe these tips will help. Just do it gradually, if you think it needs to be done.