“Life is more fun when you play games,” Roald Dahlonce wrote. And teachers who play are ...Continue Reading →
Up to one in five children experience mental health problems. Social and cultural factors may influence emergence of mental health problems. The 21st century has led to changes in many of these factors, but it is unclear whether rates of internalizing and externalizing problems have also changed in recent cohorts of young people.
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After teaching more than 20 10-week introductory mindfulness courses at five different high schools over the past few years, I have learned one main lesson: You have to make mindfulness class relevant to the daily lives of students. Sports, relationships, parents, teachers, friends—if you can relate it to what the students are experiencing and they understand how it can actually be useful in their lives, you start to grab their ...Continue Reading →
Teaching without implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) is like leading kids without shoes on a trek across the Appalachians. Count on a short trip with lots of whining.
The goals of SEL, according to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), “are to one, promote students’ self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationships, ...Continue Reading →
This brief guide provides an overview of child welfare, describes how behavioral health/mental health professionals and child welfare workers can support one another’s efforts, and lists resources for more information. Working together, behavioral health/mental health and child welfare professionals can make sure that children, youth, and families receive appropriate services that promote healthy functioning and well-being.Continue Reading →
The combination of technological change and normal adolescent development creates a huge challenge for today’s parents—there was no Instagram when the people raising today’s teens were in high school. Though there is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, understanding these tectonic changes can help parents better guide their young teens in the wise use of technology. Here are five research-based tips.
The role of sleep in children’s development is incompletely understood. However, perceived inadequate or poor-quality sleep is associated with a number of emotional, behavioral, and health problems.
Remarkably, although the physiological requirement for sleep is undisputed, there is little consensus on how much sleep children ...Continue Reading →
Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their math fluency. There are tons of fun apps that help children build their math fluency through games and flashcards. Check out some of these fantastic math apps.Continue Reading →