Is your child transitioning to high school this year? Learn more about valuable aspects of a successful transition for your child in the move from middle school to high school. Jeff Kozlowski, MA, Head of Sand Hill School and Elaine Antipuesto, Math and Advisory Middle School teacher at Sand Hill School, discuss building self-awareness and self-advocacy skills, plus emotional coping strategies. Read more »
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This workshop for educators introduces multiple options for cultivating executive function skills within the framework of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Using subject-specific case studies, participants will develop plans that incorporate developmentally appropriate Executive Function strategies to increase student engagement, knowledge, and self-regulation.
Five years after a sweeping overhaul of the diagnostic criteria for autism, research suggests that the changes have led fewer people to be identified with the developmental disorder. Read more »
For many kids, sitting still all day in school is a big challenge, which is why movement breaks are good practice, whether it’s in elementary school or high school. Additionally, learning science shows us that movement activates the brain and improves cognition. Read more »
Three years in the making, Turning the Tide II: How Parents and High Schools Can Cultivate Ethical Character and Reduce Distress in The College Admissions Process, a report published by the Making Caring Common project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education offers guidelines for high schools and parents in promoting ethical character. Read more »
The number of young people visiting U.S. emergency rooms with psychiatric problems is rising, driven largely by a surge in teens and minority youth seeking urgent help for mental illnesses, a new study suggests. Read more »
A substantial percentage of students with ADHD symptoms severe enough to affect them both academically and socially are not getting any support in school for the disorder, says a new study based on the experiences of nearly 2,500 children and youth. Read more »
Let me know if any of these sound familiar: Boys don’t cry. We don’t air family business. You have to be strong. Turn to God.
These refrains (all of which I’ve heard at least once, some in the last month) are just some of the responses that people dealing with mental health challenges in Latino communities have come to know well. Read more »