Students from low-income households are more likely to struggle with engagement—for seven reasons.
An escalation in the youth mental health crisis, experiments in restorative justice and debates about no-homework policies were among the main topics in education last
Kaplinsky, R. (2019, December 26). Getting to the Heart of What Students Know in Math. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
Challenging problems with several paths to the solution encourage students to develop their understanding of mathematical concepts.
Facing stress and frustrations from school, parents, and relationships, students turn to peer counselors for help.
Lee, L. (2020, January 9). Why Reading Aloud to Middle School Students Works. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
The benefits of reading aloud aren’t limited to elementary students. One middle school teacher explains how “read-alongs” improve comprehension and boost engagement.
Brandeis, A. (2020, January 27). San Diego teens noticing the negative effects of too much social media. Retreived January 31, 2020.
Jen Wojciechowski, a psychologist with a child and adolescent program, says social media addiction can have some of the same negative consequences as substance use
Mesmer, H. A. E. (2020, January 23). There Are Four Foundational Reading Skills. Why Do We Only Talk About Phonics?. Retreived January 31, 2020.
Here’s the good news: Most educators have gotten the message that K-5 students need to learn the foundational reading skills outlined in the common core
Strauss, V. (2015, September 1). The decline of play in preschoolers – and the rise in sensory issues. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
Here is a new post from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of a number of popular posts on this blog, including “Why so many
Beachboard, C. (2019, December 11). How to Promote Prosocial Behaviors in the Classroom. Retrieved January 31. 2020.
According to research, nurturing prosocial behaviors may improve academic outcomes—both classroom grades and test scores.
Redd, A. (2020, January 22). This Teacher Spent a Day as a 4th Grader. Now She’s Rethinking Her Career. Retreived January 31, 2020.
If you think you’re tired after a day of teaching, you should try being a 4th grader. I recently spent a day shadowing a 4th