Somehow, knowing others have found a pathway of healing and resilience after disaster gives me the energy I need to rise out of these current circumstances and forge forward with our students in my wake, carried on by the force of my will and a toolkit of good evidence-based strategies.
Instead of thinking about what we are not teaching, let’s take this opportunity to focus on what is truly important in our subjects and endeavor to teach it in ways that make it durable, usable and flexible in the minds of our students.
Practicing kindness not only makes us feel good, it helps children strengthen peer relationships, increases prosocial behaviors, happiness, self-esteem, gratitude, and well-being.
When emphasis is given to the process and not the end product, “artists” and novices alike can harness the language of visual art as a tool for rigorous inquiry. Drawing can help us think.
The act of physically writing something may be the best way for most students both to remember their assignments and improve their executive functioning skills.
Far Hills Country Day School faculty completes all 12 Neuroteach Global micro-courses and is now Level 1 Credentialed by The CTTL.
When we invite students to engage with a text through creative writing, we boost the potential for the characters and stories to be embedded in a student's long-term memory.
In 2021, the challenge of returning to school from winter break feels magnified. So what insights from Mind, Brain, and Education Science can I use to help make this critical point of a unique school year go well?
Classic research on belonging suggests that telling students you have high expectations of them and that you believe in their potential to meet those expectations has a positive impact. How do you follow through on that?
It is crucial to re-work our school day to create an environment in which students can sleep well and finish the race for sleep.