From natural disasters to economic meltdowns, from wars abroad to tragic shootings close to home, this year brought to light the increasing complexity of the world in which we raise kids. Interesting topic since I had the opportunity to be inspired by Robert brook's at a presentation tonight.
In our alternative education setting, we have seen students benefit from effective redirecting teacher language. Students enter our alternative program almost always in the habit of feeding on conflict.
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. This article shows how learning from mistakes is good for children, examines research, and provides helpful guidelines to parents. Mistakes and misjudgments are a normal part of kid's lives.
New research presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting suggests that teens are not necessarily wired to be impulsive. Researchers are also learning more about why it's important to treat problems like depression in teens early.
According to this post "The teen brain isn't broken," says Jay Giedd, a child psychiatry researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health. He says the rapid changes occurring in the brains of teenagers make these years "a time of enormous opportunity."
A new perspective on the adolescent brain...click through to read the complete post.
Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students' academic performance. Edutopia's SEL research review explores those reports and helps make sense of the results.
Edutopia is putting out some good stuff on this topic.
From Edutopia's series on social and emotional learning -
In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3)...