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3 Mindful Breathing Activities for Classroom Transition

Mindful Schools began a classroom at Emerson Elementary School in Oakland, CA in 2007 when a small team assembled their collective experience in education, social justice, and mindfulness. The program is founded on the belief that mindfulness provides young people with a compass to navigate their lives.

The following post by Betsy Hanger suggests three activities to create short moments of mindfulness for your students



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APA Psychology Help Center [web resource]

mental-health66The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

APA’s Psychology Help Center is an online consumer resource featuring information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and emotional well-being. Read more »


APA Resources for Coping with Mass Shootings, Understanding Gun Violence

Sad teenage boy65Resources on the American Psychological Association’s website can help people with cope with stress and anxiety caused by  shootings and gun violence. Read more »


Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event [downloadable]

SAMHSATipsforTalkingWithKidsafterDisasterChildren respond to trauma in many different ways. Some may have reactions very soon after the event; others may do fine for weeks or months, and then begin to show troubling behavior. Knowing the signs that are common at different ages can help parents and teachers identify problems and respond appropriately.

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The Power of a Growth Mindset to Build Resiliency in Teens [presentation]

Project Cornerstone’s Executive Director, Anne Ehresman, shares how Developmental Assets and a Growth Mindset strengthens relationships, motivation and productivity. Learn about recent research and strategies for boosting achievement and building resiliency in youth. Read more »


New Study from Stanford University Finds That Positivity Makes Kids More Successful

mathsymbols64Scientists from Stanford University have discovered the brain pathway that directly links a positive attitude with achievement.

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine studied 240 children ages seven to 10 and found that being positive improved their ability to answer math problems, increased their memories and enhanced their problem-solving abilities. They also used MRI brain scans to map the neurological effects of positivity. Read more »


Modeling Assertiveness With Students

assertiveboy63Assertive communication is a hard skill to learn. Our culture tends to reward aggression. Putdowns are framed as humor in cartoons and sitcoms, and the internet can be a platform for bullying. It’s hard to find examples of assertiveness in the public sphere.

What does assertive communication look like and sound like in real life? How can we resist the pull of aggressive or passive choices, which may be easier in the moment but don’t solve our problems in the long run? How can we get our needs met without hurting others? Read more »


Appearance Reported by Students as Top Reason for Bullying; Experiences Vary by Gender Identity

sihouetteboy62There are slight differences in students’ experiences with bullying across gender identities, according to a new YouthTruth survey of over 180,000 students in grades 5-12. While 1 in 4 students overall report being bullied, 44% of those who feel male or female pronouns don’t represent them say they have experienced verbal, social, physical, or online bullying. Read more »


Universal Dyslexia Screening Improves Odds of Success in School

librarydyslexia61The Dyslexia Research Institute reports that “dyslexics have an inherited neurological difference, resulting in language, perceptual, processing, and attention/concentration differences. Since this issue affects so much of a child’s educational experience beyond just reading, it makes sense to identify and address dyslexia in students as early as possible. Doing so may not only improve the child’s chances of success in school, but may also improve the chance of other students in the classroom who may be affected by the attention an undiagnosed dyslexic student requires. Read more »


Bullied Teens Twice As Likely to Bring Weapons to School

gunbullying60One in five teens are victims of bullying, and these adolescents are about twice as likely to bring guns and knives to school than peers who aren’t bullied, a U.S. study suggests.

Researchers examined how high school students answered three survey questions: how often they skipped school because they felt unsafe; how often they got in physical fights at school; and how many times they were threatened with a weapon at school. Read more »

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