Please consider writing your members of Congress to urge them to protect Medicaid funding for students with disabilities and students in poverty. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) makes this easy for you by looking up your members of congress and providing a sample letter for you to easily send. You just need to type in your zip code and some basic information at this link.
State could reap big economic benefits with later school start timeDecember 1, 2017
It looks like a later school start time would not only help adolescents get more sleep and learn more efficiently, but also save the state money. The Appropriations Committee is voting on SB 328 tomorrow. If you have strong opinions one way or the other, you can make your voices heard by calling 916-319-2081. …
How Ending Behavior Rewards Helped One School Focus on Student Motivation and CharacterDecember 1, 2017
Here’s more evidence for getting rid of behavior charts and extrinsic rewards, and replacing them with character development and intrinsic motivators. And, guess what, the students who responded most positively were the ones with the greatest needs! How could this be implemented at your schools? To read the full article, click here.
13 Reasons Why – Guidance for Educators about Suicide PreventionApril 25, 2017
A lot of people have been talking about 13 Reasons Why, a book and now a Netflix Series about a teen girl who dies by suicide. There is a lot of controversy about this, and we advise reading these guidelines to be better informed. This contains great resources about suicide, even if you’re not watching …