Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
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News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Reimagining the School Day - Center for American Progress @lawrenceschool

Reimagining the School Day - Center for American Progress @lawrenceschool | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"The squeeze for time to plan lessons and complete other administrative tasks shapes a school’s professional environment and, ultimately, affects the quality of instruction.... 


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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 28, 4:14 PM
The industrial-era school day and the agricultural school year need to be repealed and replaced! Where have I heard this phrase? Perhaps if we re-thought, re-organized, and re-ordered our priorities we could better focus students' activities to promote collaborative learning, communication, literacy, numeracy, problem solving,&  team work skills. This would foster leadership, citizenship, character and maybe even the courage to change on the part of teachers and admins. First resist memorization, timed, high stakes testing, excessive homework and grading! The future of our society, economy and democracy are in play. --Lou
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What the increasingly oppressive climate in many schools is doing to kids - opinion

What the increasingly oppressive climate in many schools is doing to kids - opinion | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When did it become both accepted and routine to address 5 years olds (and 6 and 7 year olds) with barking orders instead of kind, encouraging words?

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

She might have something.  Studies show that the typical 1st grader is excited about school and curious about the world, while the most common result in research that the brightest students are "bored" and have little enthusiasm about school.  Another example-many students after high school graduation never read for pleasure. -Lon

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Learning Disabled or School Disabled? - Independent Ideas Blog

Learning Disabled or School Disabled? - Independent Ideas Blog | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.

Via Penrith Farms
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The resistance to change in education circles is amazing.  -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 13, 2015 10:38 AM

"The symptoms of ADHD include inattentiveness in school, distractibility, inability to sustain attention, difficulty finishing school work, difficulty shifting from task to task, procrastination, and fidgeting when seated. In other words, if you can't sit still at a desk for hours and stay focused on constantly changing tasks that don't interest you, there must be something wrong with you."


Sums it all up.  Do kids have learning disabilities or is the issue the way we teach?  The author identifies that ADHD diagnosis begins with teacher observation and that we automatically assume there is something wrong with the child not with the way they are being instructed.  Good read.

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How Do You Prepare a Child for Life in an Age of School Shootings, Police Shootings and Lockdown Drills? | John W. Whitehead

How Do You Prepare a Child for Life in an Age of School Shootings, Police Shootings and Lockdown Drills? | John W. Whitehead | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Who is calculating the damage being done to the young people forced to watch as their homes are trashed and their dogs are shot during SWAT team raids? What are we to tell our nation's children about the role of police in their lives?

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I think if we add up the negative consequences from our various "wars" (war on poverty, war on drugs, along with our various foreign wars) and fear and anger regarding authority abused, we would be astounded. -Lon

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How Denver Is Trying To Dismantle The School-To-Prison Pipeline

How Denver Is Trying To Dismantle The School-To-Prison Pipeline | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In middle school, Jhovani Becerra witnessed his classmates get suspended for small infractions like mouthing off to teachers or violating the school dress code. The student from Denver, Colorado, thou

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More and more people are beginning to realize that zero tolerance is only punishment inviting resistance.  They seem to be really on to something, but not understanding very well yet the best way to make it work. -Lon

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The Impact of Early School Start Times on Teens

Since the 1990’s, school districts across the country have utilized a tiered bus system and staggered school start times to save money.


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Javier Ruiz's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:16 PM

My description is that this source supports high school students to start school at 8:30 am. The research shows that schools that start at 8:30 am have a decrease of 16.5% less accidents. Scientists say that high school students that don't sleep much have more possibility to use alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.