IAQ Trends in Education

A good IAQ strategy can improve learning environments while reducing energy consumption and lowering building operating costs.

Air cleaning equipment manufacturers have been busy in the PK-12 education sector in the last decade. They have seen indoor air quality (IAQ) initiatives on the rise, many having been spurred by the desire to lower operating costs, to reduce absenteeism, or the need to correct specific airborne issues.

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How Movement Boosts Learning

Motion helps our brains to be more alert. When muscle fibers are activated, blood circulation increases. The brain receives more oxygen and neuroplastic messengers are released that support nerve cell growth and synaptic switching. Students’ brains are more alert, and they are emotionally more engaged – conditions which have a positive impact on school performance.

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What pitfalls could face your district if you choose not to invest in a safety plan?

School safety is a fragmented space. Districts across the country are searching for the right combination of security solutions, training, advocacy and buy-in from their administrations. They need a roadmap, resources, and the answer to two basic questions: what should we do and how do we prioritize?

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Let food be thy medicine andmedicine be thy food. - Hippocrates

Greek physician Hippocrates suggested there is a correlation between our diet, our health, and our ability to heal ourselves based upon our diet. Now, Hippocrates was more than likely referring to our physical bodies in this quote, but does this same philosophy apply also to the healing of our minds? Is there a direct parallel in what we eat and mental health illnesses such as anxiety, chronic depression, PTSD, or bipolar disorder? Can a change in diet change our minds — literally? Some medical professionals believe so, others not so much.

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