How to Teach Social and Emotional Skills All Day
1) Be intentional
2) Create a warm classroom culture
3) Focus on relationships
4) Make discipline more inclusive
5) Broaden your definition of student success
6) Advocate for change on the school and system level

Sense of Purpose and Resilience

A new study suggests that teens with purpose are more resilient and optimistic, even during a severe economic crisis.

Learn more about this study and read the full article from the Greater Good Magazine here.

 

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Life of a Student Athlete Tip of the Week: Using alcohol and marijuana shuts down 10-11 of the 13 geographic regions of the brain, reaction diminishes significantly.

Using alcohol and marijuana can cause significant negative effects on an individual. Marijuana impacts your coordination, resulting in decreased ability to move, react and stay balanced. The use of alcohol controls the brain in many ways and can result in difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times and impaired memory. Think about these facts before using alcohol or marijuana.

How to Help Kids Learn to Fail

A great article from the Child Mind Institute…”Only through trial and error can children become resilient adults”

How to Help Kids Learn to Fail

Life of a Student Athlete Tip of the Week

Life of a Student Athlete Tip of the Week: Develop healthy habits early in life.

As a teenager it’s important to start healthy habits now that will keep you healthy later in life. Eat lean proteins, fruits and vegetables and some complex carbohydrates. For proper hydration, drink six to eight 12-ouce glasses of water a day. Exercise three to five days a week and be sure to get 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Choose to be drug and alcohol-free.

Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention

Mindfulness Apps can help you combat anxiety, sleep better, hone your focus, and more. Mindful.org found the most comprehensive and easy-to-use mindfulness apps that are available for free, check them out below!