Posts Tagged social-and-emotional learning

Restore Kindergarten to Boost Social Skills

Published by EducationNews.org — What’s most fun for young kids is also what best prepares them for success.  So why are schools eliminating playtime? Picture wriggly, shrieky, busy 5-year-olds exploring the kindergarten play yard’s treasures.  The sandbox brims with budding builders, diggers, landscape designers.  Some kids need mostly to run and scream.  Others settle into […]

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Time, the Most Valuable Currency in the School Day

Published by EducationNews.org — Setting aside downtime helps nurture the skills that let kids be successful. Last week we marveled over what the International Charter School (ICS) in Pawtucket, RI could do by investing one minute of class time here and there with “energizers.”  But while a one-minute pick-me-up freshens kids’ ability to learn, what on earth would […]

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Puberty, The Elephant in the Middle School Classroom

Published by EducationNews.org — Early adolescents are roiling in a whitewater transition, but the ed industry isn’t talking about it. In 1989, a Carnegie Foundation report dared to boldly go where every man has gone before, but had hoped to forget — puberty. Turning Points was a rare exploration of those morphing from little kid into […]

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