Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

Gardening and teaching.. for a better community

“Kids should not have to leave their community to live, learn and earn in a better one.”

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Trees Communicate With One Another, Connected by Fungi (Video)

“trees in a forest ecosystem are interconnected with the largest, oldest ‘mother trees’ serving as hubs”

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How does Coffee effect you – For Cocoa Cinnamon

Cocoa Cinnamon is a coffee/tea/chocolate/spice shop opening up near me. They got funded by Kickstarter and the whole community has helped them to create their dream. I have already learned much about coffee and spices from Leon and Areli.

But here is a lesson on what coffee is doing to us— not that it is all bad, nor am I going to stop drinking coffee.

The bad.. “Too much caffeine and you can get a racing heartbeat, nerves, and a certain amount of palm sweat, not to mention problems when you try to sleep at night.”

Coffee effects the way we perceive others – “Smith et al. “Storm in a coffee cup: caffeine modifies brain activation to social signals of threat” SCAN, 2011.”

Caffeine blocks adenosine – a neurotransmitter like dopamine or norepinephrine. But adenosine is associated with sleep – high levels and you are “wired” – low levels and you are tired. Caffeine can also effect anxiety disorders and fear processing.

So, according to the study, do not make angry faces at people drinking coffee…..

More about Cocoa Cinnamon

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The Story of Broke (2011)

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The Story of Change

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Video Games and Storytelling

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