This week, in Chapel Leadership, we studied an article, “The Real Reason Religion is Declining in America.” I wanted the students to understand the research, and I wanted an opportunity for them to practice the 5Ws and 1H/GIST summary technique.
In her latest article, “Is Anxiety in Young Boys the New Normal?,” Dr. Wendy Mogel contends that boys are growing more anxious and increasingly showing physical and emotional signs of anxiety at school and at home. Why is anxiety on the rise?
We used to engage tutors to help a truly struggling child in need of a shorter term intervention. Parents are now hiring tutors for “enhancement”, to get their child ahead, or to serve as academic managers.
…for your children. In the mornings, I try to greet the students as they enter the lower and middle school building. Inside the main door, the students have access to a phone. Almost daily, during my morning meet and greet, a distraught student calls mom or dad with a “crisis,” a forgotten item—homework, a permission slip, a signed paper, a gym bag, a snack.
I love to read aloud. I have an excuse to use silly voices, act out a scene with puppets, or sing off key. When I taught middle school, I would often read aloud to my students, despite some eyes rolls and exasperated sighs offered as feedback.
When I was in middle school, after lunch, we played unsupervised games of wall ball and basketball…at school. As an elementary student, my mom sewed patches in the knees of my Sears Huskies (I was always vertically challenged and horizontally stout) to help me survive the rough and tumble soccer games we played on the asphalt playground. We didn’t have many altercations, and we rarely got in trouble for pushing or shoving during these open play times.