The midterm election cycle is drawing near and if you have been paying attention to the news, you’ve likely noticed that election races are continuing to be divisive and contentious. This divisiveness has led to concerns from educators around the country about how to talk
We live in a world where students have the ability to access an almost unlimited amount of information instantaneously. This same world is growing increasingly divided around beliefs and opinions on politics, current events, rights, and civic responsibilities. Because of these features of our everchanging
Many educators ask how to use advisory groups to support success in middle school and high school. I’ve been asked if a study skills curriculum is effective in advisory, or a social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, or an experiential education curriculum. They might all be useful
Does this statement ring true in your school? “Many students are aware of the issues in the world around them, possibly feeling inspired, curious, confused, or scared.” (Teaching the Whole Teen, p. 153).
If that statement sounds on target, your school is not unusual. Young people
Community and safety are crucial to student learning, especially after a tough event such as a divisive election. The emotional state of relaxed alertness fosters learning, while feeling scared, isolated, or self-conscious hijacks the brain’s focus and energy. You probably started the year shaping an
Building Community and Preventing Bullying
They came from Clarence Rush and Fillmore, Hapgood and La Honda, Los Berros and Miguelito. Chosen by fellow fourth to sixth-graders from the Lompoc, CA Unified School District, each of 42 students wore a light blue T-shirt that celebrated his or