Reading aloud to all students, even older ones, is very valuable. Students reading level doesn’t catch up to their listening level until about eighth grade. Reading for fun at least 15 minutes a day helps develop vocabulary, factual knowledge, and reading skills as well as provides another way to spend quality family time.
Exact Instructions ChallengeDecember 17, 2018
The Exact Instructions Challenge is a silly way to work on expressive language, thought organization, vocabulary, and sequential instructions. You could adapt this to include instructions for anything. Have fun with it! https://youtu.be/cDA3_5982h8
The Ultimate List of the Best Children’s Books About KindnessJanuary 23, 2019
Teaching kindness. https://happyyouhappyfamily.com/books-about-kindness/?fbclid=IwAR2hxuBHskYyZvO6DSYTYH42UneWjdDE4ZzLfE7FsnUj9DLwLvZutNsuQng
Simply Having a Gay Straight Alliance Reduces Suicide Risk for All Students: In schools with GSAs heterosexual boys were half as likely to attempt suicideJanuary 28, 2019
A fairly simple intervention can have a very positive effect. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/simply-having-gay-straight-alliance-reduces-suicide-risk-all-students-180949462/?fbclid=IwAR0p2E8A8tLiawWzAS5PFUDFHS_ee9H9h9Hr3x1TDEt5_5ex_fjB1cfIgeI