Student Well-Being Opinion Why Cheating Increased in the Pandemic and What to Do About It
Doing the right thing is more difficult in tough times. But you can help students strive to stick to their principles.
Student Well-Being Online Summit Character Education & COVID-19: How to Build Confident, Engaged Learners Now
Learn practical and promising approaches for incorporating elements of character education into educational experiences and why it matters.
Student Well-Being These Schools Filled Vending Machines With Books. Will It Motivate Reading?
Principals and teachers hope these book vending machines will encourage good behavior and foster a love of reading. They might—but schools should make sure they don't discourage already reluctant readers, says one researcher.
Student Well-Being How One Teacher Explains Consent to Her 3rd Grade Students
Elizabeth Kleinrock, a teacher in Los Angeles, uses a graphic organizer to talk with her students about respecting personal boundaries.
Equity & Diversity Opinion Bad Language in the Classroom
There are differences in use of offensive language--centered around the content of the point the speaker is trying to make. Still, I am appalled (as a teacher, especially) by the degradation of language in public discourse. Before we start selectively shaming folks, I think we should look at root causes.
Student Well-Being Ex-Skinhead and Hate-Crime Victim Team Up to Teach Compassion
A former leader of a white supremacist group partners with a man whose father was killed in a racially motivated shooting at a Sikh temple to teach students to bridge their differences and learn to forgive.
Student Well-Being How Teachers Can Find the Time for Social-Emotional Learning
We need to distill social-emotional and character education down to the most essential components, writes Hunter Gehlbach.
Student Well-Being Opinion Self-Esteem Is Not a Hoax
The self-esteem egg comes before the integrity, courage and patriotism chicken, not to mention academic skills and knowledge. It's hard for students to build character and resilience when they have no self-concept. It's hard for them to learn, when they don't trust themselves or believe in their own capacity.
Student Well-Being School and Local Librarians Recruit Furry Friends to Help Students Read
Dog-assisted reading programs are increasingly popular across the nation. Certified therapy dogs are helping make reading time and library visits a bit more exciting for kindergartners and 1st graders.