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Outside the Classroom—How a Student's Home Life and Biological Factors Affect Their Education and Development

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on May 23, 2016

When educators leave their classroom after a day's work with their students they know that their class is going home to cultures, routines, and interactions that are both diverse among themselves and different from the classroom. Whether you work in the inner city or a suburban private school, research has found that both home life and a child's genetic background deeply affect your students' educational progress and their ability to develop into global citizens. 

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Topics: home life affects child development, home life affects educational development, biological factors that hinder academic success, factors that hinder academic success

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