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 …
This local mother turned social stories about her daughter with autism into a series of books that you might find helpful. Bonus: a portion of the proceeds go towards special needs programs at local schools! Read the whole story here.
I find that many students who have been diagnosed with ODD actually have some type of anxiety disorder. Consequences for behaviors viewed as willful and within their control, then make their anxiety–and their behavior–worse. When behaviors stem from anxiety, the underlying anxiety must be addressed in order for those behaviors to improve. Read the full …
Want to instill an early sense of ‘girl power?’ “Here are 40 of our favorite independent princess stories but this is just a small sample of the many great titles available.” Read the full article here.
Click here for 25 short videos that range in time from one to seven minutes that tackle issues of race, bias and identity. Also included are several teaching ideas, related readings, and student activities to help students consider perspectives different than their own. Watch them here.
Check out Donors Choose, where teachers can post projects that they would like funded for their classrooms and others can find projects in high-need communities to support. https://www.donorschoose.org
Here are ways to promote young girls’ interest in STEM fields: Promote female role models in STEM subjects, offer hands-on STEM exercises, and have teachers mentor and encourage girls in these subjects. Read more here.
“While women make up over 57% of college graduates, only 14.8% of engineers in the workforce are women.” Together, we can close the gap. Read 5 ways to do so here.
“Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.” Read article here.
Love This! A teen invented a new app to help prevent bullying. App That Helps Prevent Bullying