Alpine Academy is thrilled to announce the recent presentation of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Eric Bjorklund.
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|Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens|
In March, a group of Valley View School students spent 10 days exploring, trekking, and zip lining across Costa Rica.
This annual trip by students at Valley View has always been a great character builder. -Lon
There was a time when the University of Colorado conjured up images of 10,000 people strewn across Norlin Quad in tie-dyed T-shirts, hula hooping and playing didgeridoos before exhaling a giant cloud of pot smoke into the air.
Danny Conroy, founder of AIM House and the Colorado University Collegiate Recovery Center, is in the middle of reducing heavy partying at the school. -Lon
|Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools|
There is no doubt that the continued measurement of cognitive skills for academic preparedness will remain part of a student’s application to independent schools, yet SSATB’s trustees agree with the Think Tank’s thesis and have funded a pilot project to develop a tool for character assessment. We expect our research work will demonstrate that each student’s social/emotional qualities, habits of mind, and intrapersonal biases for certain types of action are important for their success not only in our schools — but in college and in life.
Scholar Robert Sternberg reminds us: "Traditional standardized tests, and even school grades, give us good information about some valued skills of students, but practically no information about other valued skills.
This is exactly what the old "Emotional Growth" residential schools were focusing on back in the 80s and 90s. Its a concept that was inherent in the McGuffy readers of the 19th century. As stated here, the concept just makes sense and the task is to "modernize" it into sophisticated tools. -Lon
What do you think Education is? To Paul Taylor, education is more than just academic subjects for the mind.
Paul is the Executive Director of Oakley School, a college prep therapeutic boarding school in Utah. To him, education should not only touch the mind, but the body and emotions of the students. -Lon
Ever feel like your anxiety is getting out of control, a downward spiral?
We discussed what can be done when anxiety passes from being normal and healthy, to seriously disrupting your life. -Lon
Scotts Valley School is therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens. The Oregon-based school now offers Quest and Focus Seminars for parents and family members of students so that they can continue to achieve success at home.Teenagers and children often find that they have troubled relationships with their teachers, classmates and even family members. Too often the simple and “obvious” solution to this situation is to expel the troubled child or teen from school, or send him or her to a...
Why are Art programs often the first to be cut from public schools when the budget is tight?
The arts are so important for brain development and appreciation of being human, it is a shame they are all too often the first item to be cut in public schools when budgets run tight. -Lon
Why and how does a therapist or treatment program select what treatment approach to use? Dr. Tom Brunner, a clinical psychologist located in Tucson Arizona, joined Lon on April 29, 2015 to answer this question. An important tool is called Evidence Based Programming, which is basically advocating using methods that have been successful over the years.
Few clients of therapists think about the thought process a therapist goes through before beginning a therapy series, but there is a multitude of methods any therapist can use. Dr. Tom Brunner sheds some light on the factors that would be considered before starting the sessions, and one of those is the relevance of Evidence Based Programming. He explains its advantages and weaknesses. -Lon
Compass Rose Academy announces the grand opening of the new Greenhouse & Garden Center on April 25. The new agribusiness, which will be open to the public on Saturday, will serve not only as a source of flowers and potted plants for the community but also as an expansion of the vocational, educational and volunteer programming offered to students on Compass Rose's campus.
Washington, Connecticut (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 In early April, Autism Awareness Month, monuments and landmarks were bathed in blue lights to draw attention to a growing global crisis. One area that could use extra illumination during this time is the unique educational needs of individuals on the spectrum.
While the autism spectrum is wide …
Why has America gone lunatic on the subject of unattended children?
"Insane" seems to be the best word. For what its worth, in my work with struggling teens, I've seen many more kids damaged by over-protective parents than I have kids damaged by abusive or neglectful parents. -Lon
How brain science is helping heal adolescent trauma through increased knowledge of the adolescent brain.
The mysteries of the brain are being exposed, giving therapists a fantastic new tool and insight for helping healing. -Lon
Elements Wilderness Program founders and owners Karen Scrafford, Lynn Smith, and John Karren welcome Neal Christensen, PhD, and Andrew Powell, MBA, as new owners. Elements Wilderness Program is therapy-based wilderness program that helps adolescent boys (13-17) overcome emotional, behavioral and substance-abuse issues.