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.
The risk of “contagion” after suicides is realAugust 16, 2018
5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain Ask: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts. Keep them safe: Reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal items or places is an …
New Observations Following Replication of Famous Marshmallow TestAugust 16, 2018
The famous marshmallow test has been updated: “Our findings suggest that an intervention that alters a child’s ability to delay, but fails to change more general cognitive and behavioral capacities, will probably have very small effects on later outcomes.” Read the complete article here.
How Being Part of a “House” Within a School Helps Students Gain a Sense of BelongingAugust 16, 2018
By forming stronger bonds and connections, the house system implemented at schools has reduced bullying, suspensions, and disciplinary referrals. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Read the article here.