Adverse Childhood Experiences

How Educators Can Reverse the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Too often, children struggle to meet academic standards because traumatic events impair their ability to learn and excel in school. As an educator, you can help these children succeed by understanding how adverse childhood experiences shape behavioral and cognitive development, and by implementing a well-being curriculum that teaches students and teachers effective coping strategies. What…

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How Teachers Can Overcome Compassion Fatigue

One in three children in the United States suffers at least one serious trauma, according to the 2018 National Survey for Children’s Health. As an elementary school teacher, that means a third of your students may struggle with a form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Supporting your students through their struggles, on top of supporting…

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Thinking on Education: The Importance of Project-Based Learning

We all want students to experience authentic, meaningful learning within the classroom. To that end, project-based learning (PBL) is an effective teaching method. PBL focuses on what students learn more than what teachers teach, as Diana B. Turk and Stacie Brensilver Berman explained in their January/February 2018 Social Education article, “Learning through Doing: A Project-Based Learning…

The power of yet

On Education: The “Power of Yet” in the Classroom

Most successful entrepreneurs say they overcame many mistakes, challenges, and setbacks to get where they are. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance,” the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, is quoted as saying. Students — from elementary to secondary — can and should learn…