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Social Emotional Learning

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Helping Middle School Students Get Ready for High School [presentation]

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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The Frenzied College Admission Race is Making Our Children Sick

college437The news stories about parents bribing their children’s way into selective colleges is deeply unsettling on many levels, but there is—potentially—one small silver lining. These stories shine a light on what has become endemic among today’s affluent youth and their families: a single-minded, even frenzied drive to succeed in the college admission race. This pursuit of a narrow definition success is making our children sick. Read more ›

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Why Teacher-Student Relationships Matter

teacher 436Education watchers have long known that the relationship with a teacher can be critically important to how well students learn. But emerging research is giving a clearer picture than ever of how teachers can build and leverage strong relationships with their students. Read more ›

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Making Time for Mindfulness [downloadable]

mindfulnessintheclassroom424A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems. Read more ›

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California Hopes to Fight Preschool Expulsions with Mental Health Services

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on September 30, 2018, that provides a funding mechanism for mental health consultation services for child-care providers and preschools. Read more ›

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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Let Them Fail

boy failure 408Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you’re a parent, a more compelling question may be: “What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?” While it may seem counter-intuitive, the best thing you can do is let them fail. Read more ›

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Life Success For Students With Learning Disabilities: A Parent’s Guide [downloadable]

lifesuccess 406LD OnLine offers a guide for parents on how to help their children succeed titled Life Success for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Parent’s Guide. It was developed by the Frostig Center and based on more than twenty years of ground-breaking research on the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities. This is offered to you as part of LD OnLine’s efforts to bring you the latest research to help you raise your children with learning disabilities. Read more ›

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Donkey Therapy Helps Kids With Autism

autismtherapy294At Cultivate Care Farms, an outpatient care farm in Bolton, Mass., clients with mental health, addiction and communication disorders come to connect with animals and agriculture as a form of therapy. Care farming is a centuries-old model that originated in the Netherlands, and while it continues to be widely popular Europe, it is gaining momentum in the U.S. About 100 clients, all outpatients, visit Cultivate each week. They can work with horses, sheep and alpacas, but donkeys, in particular, have a way with kids on the autism spectrum. Read more ›

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Screen Time for Kids Under 2 More Than Doubles, Study Finds

Screen time has more than doubled for children under 2 years old since 1997, a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found, with time spent in front of a TV as the main driver despite a changing screen landscape. Read more ›

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Social Emotional Learning Report: A Nation at Hope [downloadable]

A new report on SEL from the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development synthesizes input from researchers, policy makers, educators, students, parents, and philanthropy representatives along with conversations, meetings, and site visits across the country on how to support students’ social, emotional, and academic development and help them be better equipped to prosper in the classroom, perform in the workplace, and thrive in life, as contributing and productive members of society. Read more ›

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