Welcome to the Academics Homepage!

Hey everybody.  Welcome to the Academics Homepage.  We’re working hard to make this a place for you to find everything you need to succeed, both in the classroom and on the wards.

Some of our new features:

Dan’s Corner – with access to study guides and templates for MS-1/2 as well as the wards.

Looking for guidance going into the wards, check out Clinical Survival Guide.

Need help in a class?  Request a tutor.

Looking for old student reports? Click here.

Useful Downloads:
Soap Note Template
Medicine Card (1)
Medicine Card (2)
History/Physical Template
Jackson Numbers

Any ideas for what you’d like to see? Leave comments below!

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  1. As both a parent and an ectoaudr, I am strong advocate of young children learning through play. I have seen the benefits of play in the classroom first-hand with my own daughter and with the 3-4 year olds whom I teach. It is troubling to learn that although research clearly supports the need for young children to learn actively through play, more and more schools are eliminating play and, in some cases recess, from the lives of Kindergarteners. Why? If study after study clearly shows the benefits of play in the lives of young learners how do we account for the trend towards curtailing and/or eliminating play from schools? Who is making the decision to cut play in favor of earlier testing? More importantly, why are we letting them make this change?I teach three and four year olds at a preschool in NYC. The children are in school for three hours, five days a week. Everyday, they have approximately half an hour of outdoor play, weather permitting. In inclement weather they play in an indoor gym. In addition, they have approximately 45 minutes of Free Choice/Play. We focus on the social and emotional development of our students. We believe in the importance of learning by constructing knowledge through hands-on experiences. Further, we recognize that while children can certainly memorize information, the fact that they do so does not mean they have actually learned and processed it.I think the real issue regarding the importance of play in the classroom is one of advocacy. As teachers, we are on the front lines. We know what is happening. We need to speak up. First, we need to ensure that parents are fully informed of the facts and the research regarding the importance of play in their children’s school lives. Also, we need to show them how it is being whittled away from their children’s daily schedule. Second, we need to join forces with parents and vigorously advocate for keeping play in the classrooms of young children. It is incumbent upon ectoaudrs to speak out on behalf of their students. We know that cutting play from the schedule is not in young children’s best interests. Accordingly, we cannot stand by and just let this happen just because some policy makers are convinced they know what is best, when clearly they do not. The young children of today are the future leaders of tomorrow. We owe it to the children and to ourselves to provide them with a developmentally appropriate education. Our goal should be to create life-long learners. One way to do this is to start the children out on the right foot. The clarion call should be, “Let young children learn through play!”

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