Viewing learning struggles as an opportunity, rather than indicating a lack of intelligence, improves learning and frustration tolerance. We need to create more of these experiences for students and do a better job of pointing them out when they happen, both at school and at home. It is important to send the message to students that persistence in learning, despite the challenges, is what leads to success.
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