State could reap big economic benefits with later school start time

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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 Character

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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.

7 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking

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“Digital storytelling can be an effective way for ELLs to practice speaking English without the stress of being “on stage.” Apps and tech tools allow students to practice in the comfort of their own home by themselves or with a caregiver. With digital storytelling tools, students can spend time formulating their stories, self-reflect and self-assess, …

Understanding ODD and Neuroperception

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 …