Why We Should Embrace Mistakes in School

Helping students respond to perceived failure:
 
1) Adjust the learning context: “Let’s try this another way”
2) Encourage persistence: “Keep trying, Don’t give up!”
3) Model self-compassion: “Be kind to yourself when you’re confused; it’s okay.”
4) Build positive relationships with students: “I see your strengths, and I believe in you.”
5) Focus on resilience: “Even though this is tough, you will find your way.”

To read the full article from the Greater Good Magazine, Science-Based Insights for A Meaningful Life click here

Freeport Superintendent: You Can Make a Difference

Thank you to RSU 5 Superintendent Dr. Becky Foley for this great article! As a community, everyone has a role to play in keeping youth safe and healthy!

Read the article from Dr. Foley here.

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Be a good friend. Studies show that strong friendships promote wellness.

Show your appreciation for your friendship with others. Support one another during difficult times and provide positive peer pressure by encouraging healthy choices. Finally, be there for them when they could use a friend, science now tells us that we just might extend someone’s life simply by being a part of it.

Falmouth Project Sticker Shock

Thank you to the students, local businesses, Falmouth Police Sgt. Kevin Conger, Falmouth High School Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Robin Haley and Sarah Maloney, Falmouth High School Social Worker, for a successful Project Sticker Shock!

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: The lungs are designed for breathing in oxygen, not substances delivered by a vaping device.

Lung damage occurs because the substance remains at the bottom of the lung. This impacts the total amount of oxygen your lungs can access, therefore impacting your athletic performance.