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 …
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.
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.
The second season of 13 Reason Why, a series involving youth suicide, has been released on Netflix. Although the new series has not been fully previewed, concerns have again been raised about the potential contagion of harmful behaviors depicted in the series. NASP has provided new guidelines with information and considerations for educators and families …
I have to give a shout out to Lincoln High School in my home state of Nebraska and Seaside High School here in California for the innovative things they are doing to create “learning environments that reach every student” through the Schools of Opportunity project. Check it out here!
2018 Teacher Appreciation Week freebies and deals Check them out here!
Friends Coffee & Tea on Bascom is open and offers work skills training for Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN). Has anyone had a chance to stop by yet? We plan to go soon! Click here to view their Facebook page!
Do you have a child that hoards things? This article provides information about how to distinguish ‘hoarding’ from ‘collecting’ and how to help without shame or judgment. Check out the helpful tips here.
Here are some thoughtful ideas for redesigning classrooms that can improve learning yet don’t have to break the bank. Check out these great ideas here.
Here are some great options for egg fillers/treats other than candy. Check it out here!