Studies show that parents who check homework, attend school meetings, discuss school activities, and read to their children have a more powerful influence on their child’s achievement than anything that schools can do. Conversations within the home are important in developing learning readiness as well. Those conversations should include two-way, adult-child conversations and discussions about things like numbers, counting, and spatial concepts (big/small, left/right, etc).
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.