Studies show that parents who check homework, attend school meetings, discuss school activities, and read to their children have a more powerful influence on their child’s achievement than anything that schools can do. Conversations within the home are important in developing learning readiness as well. Those conversations should include two-way, adult-child conversations and discussions about things like numbers, counting, and spatial concepts (big/small, left/right, etc).
Exact Instructions ChallengeDecember 17, 2018
The Exact Instructions Challenge is a silly way to work on expressive language, thought organization, vocabulary, and sequential instructions. You could adapt this to include instructions for anything. Have fun with it! https://youtu.be/cDA3_5982h8
The Ultimate List of the Best Children’s Books About KindnessJanuary 23, 2019
Teaching kindness. https://happyyouhappyfamily.com/books-about-kindness/?fbclid=IwAR2hxuBHskYyZvO6DSYTYH42UneWjdDE4ZzLfE7FsnUj9DLwLvZutNsuQng
Simply Having a Gay Straight Alliance Reduces Suicide Risk for All Students: In schools with GSAs heterosexual boys were half as likely to attempt suicideJanuary 28, 2019
A fairly simple intervention can have a very positive effect. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/simply-having-gay-straight-alliance-reduces-suicide-risk-all-students-180949462/?fbclid=IwAR0p2E8A8tLiawWzAS5PFUDFHS_ee9H9h9Hr3x1TDEt5_5ex_fjB1cfIgeI