Pure inspiration – both the message in the video and the wonderful student (and staff) faces and voices in all their diversity. To see what I mean, take a 2-minute break and go to this page, scroll down to the embedded YouTube video, and start at 1:55 into the video from New Canaan High School. […]
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More than 50 Chicago schools were recommended for closure this year, but one of the four schools that won’t close isn’t closing because of its strong, successful social-emotional learning program, Education Week reports. Marcus Garvey Elementary School “is recognized for helping children develop empathy and problem-solving skills.” SEL is “problem-solving with dignity,” as teacher-songwriter Tontaneshia […]
“Bullying” is a loaded term to say the very least, and not using it could not only defuse a lot of fear and harmful overreaction when it happens, it could save lives. I’ll get to the life-saving part in a minute, but first the problem with using the word. Because of all the (certainly well-intended) […]
Editor’s note: This week, my holiday gift to you, dear readers. Below you’ll find Part 1 of a three-part series of guest posts by teacher Marianne Malmstrom about what students learning in digital environments can teach all of us – parents, educators, risk prevention experts, and anybody else who works with young people. Editing this […]
This article was originally published July 5, 2012, then my service’s server crashed, losing months of data. So reposting 9/25/12. With their bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) program, teachers in the Forsyth County (Ga.) School District are “learning along with our students how their devices work for their learning,” Tim Clark, the district’s instructional technology coordinator, told me […]
Cyberbullying cases are very individual, based on real-world relationships and school life, so schools need to talk with students and parents when cyberbullying heats up.
More and more educators and administrators are bringing social media into schools’ regular curricula, a huge step forward for both education and youth online safety.
The Massachusetts state legislature unanimously yesterday passed a new law “cracking down on bullying,” the Boston Globe reports. “The bill gained momentum after the deaths of the 15-year-old [Phoebe] Prince [of South Hadley] and 11-year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover of Springfield, who allegedly committed suicide after being bullied.” The bill now goes to Gov. Deval Patrick […]