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UC Berkeley Opens Lab And Class For Students To Make Plant-Based Meats

By Brianna Acuesta, The Mind Unleashed

Berkeley is offering the world’s first class devoted solely to producing plant-based meats.

Credit: UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley has struck again in their effort to be a hub for progress with the recent opening of their Alternative Meats Lab, which is currently offering its second course to students to make plant-based meats. As the demand for alternatives to meat in America rises, the university saw the need to be at the forefront of change by offering a spring course designed to teach students how to make their own plant-based meats. Since the class proved to be so popular, the college not only brought it back for fall this year but they also opened up the Alternative Meats Lab to further their mission. Continue reading UC Berkeley Opens Lab And Class For Students To Make Plant-Based Meats

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Student Mental Health Crisis – How Campuses Have Become Mental War Zones for Our Youth

By Andreas Toupadakis Ph.D

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“Student mental health… is the elephant in the room that no one is talking about.” ~ Richard Kadison from Harvard University, author of ‘College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It’ 

Michael (not his real name), after I had been acquainted with him for a few months, walked into my office one day and confessed to me what made him behave oddly every time he visited me. “Dr. Toupadakis, every day I have thoughts to kill and rape.”  Michael had been visiting me often at my office and he had taken one of my two first-year seminars. Michael was a likeable, wonderful young man, who slowly had come to trust me. I could see something was not all right since the beginning we met, but I could not figure out what it was. I was at a loss after his grave statement. I did not know how to respond and what to do. Continue reading Student Mental Health Crisis – How Campuses Have Become Mental War Zones for Our Youth

What Happens When Students Are Disciplined With Meditation Instead of Detention

By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution

The way we’ve been punishing children has changed dramatically throughout history.

Many years ago, corporal punishment was supported. Teachers hung a paddle on the classroom wall to use when students misbehaved. Over the years, a shift has occurred, however, with schools implementing less of a “hands-on” approach to misconduct, including in-school suspension, alternative schools, and deans of discipline. But has it helped anyone?

I came across an interesting and in-depth article on the matter. Called Corporal Punishment: Violation of Child Rights in Schoolsit explores just how detrimental physical tactics tend to be. Continue reading What Happens When Students Are Disciplined With Meditation Instead of Detention

Jeff Roberts: Why One Teacher Told Her Students “You Are Worth More Than Your Test Scores”

The letter from Rachel Tomlinson, head of Barrowford school in Nelson, has made a big impression on many who read it. Photograph: The Guardian

By Jeff Roberts, Collective Evolution, May 30, 2015

Is intelligence measurable? And if so, how do we measure it?

This has been a burning question of debate in recent years, as parents and teachers are beginning to view standardized testing as an outdated approach to education. Continue reading Jeff Roberts: Why One Teacher Told Her Students “You Are Worth More Than Your Test Scores”