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!
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.
Part of the goal is to admit one transfer student for every two freshman and develop a road map of courses to help transfer students avoid wasting time and money on unnecessary classes. Read the article here.
Over the course of several years, this teacher has simulated a dictatorship in her classroom before teaching Orwell’s 1984. In previous years, students have always complied. This year they did not conform. Instead, they demonstrated critical thinking and were empowered to stand up to totalitarianism. Such a great read. Check it out here.
“Here’s what you need to know—and what you can do, no matter your situation.” A helpful article to read.
“Here’s what you need to know—and what you can do, no matter your situation.” Read the full article here.
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. …
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.
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 …
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 …