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Research Roundup, November 26

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on November 26, 2013

How Teaching Gratitude In School Makes Kids Happier Huffington Post

As Thanksgiving approaches, kids may start hearing and thinking more about gratitude at school. Maybe they'll make handprint turkeys and write something they're thankful for on each feather, or do something similar. Sure, it's a nice exercise, but does being grateful really make a difference for kids? Previous research clearly shows that it does.

School Climate Key to Preventing Bullying UC Riverside

To effectively prevent bullying schools need to understand positive school climate, use reliable measures to evaluate school climate and use effective prevention and intervention programs to improve the climate, a recent paper co-authored by a University of California, Riverside assistant professor found.

There Are 205 Trillion Ways To Teach People To Learn Futurity: Research News

There are big debates over the best teaching strategies, but in reality, improving education is not as simple as choosing one technique over another. Scholars scoured the educational research landscape and found that because improved learning depends on many different factors, there are actually more than 205 trillion instructional options available.

Teaching life skills in schools Times Of Malta

A child who is able to understand and manage his or her emotions will not only obtain better academic results, but will be better prepared for the labour force, be more successful in life, be happier and will have better physical and mental health.

Reassessing Parent Involvement in Our Schools GoLocal Worcester

As we enter the third month of the new school year it is essential that all schools review their most important partnership … parents. There is an increasingly persuasive body of research that indicates that parent involvement in their children’s education improves student achievement.

This Research Roundup was compiled by Chanelle Spencer, Research Fellow at NSCC

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Research Roundup, October 30

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on October 30, 2013

Social-Emotional Programs Target Students' Long-Term Behavior Education Week

One morning early this fall, 1st graders in Nydia Mendez's class at Public School 24 in Brooklyn, N.Y., were working on identifying feelings.

There Have Been a Lot of Shootings This Year. Children Seem to Have Noticed Education Week

A new survey by the children's magazine Highlights digs into the hopes, dreams, and psychology of America's children, and suggests that they're picking up on stories of violence nationwide.

Schools, Violence, and Mental Health Education Week

Creating and maintaining emotional environments that teach, nurture, and maintain healthy behaviors is an essential element of our responsibility to maintain physically safe environments in which our students can learn.

Students are part of the positive climate solution Village News Network

Distraction, balancing, supporting, reasoning, active listening, and asking for help are techniques that a diverse group of seventh and eighth grade Potter Junior High School students learned during a two-day Safe School Ambassador training

New Safety program for Toronto schools WTOV Steubenville

After the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting last December, the Toronto Police Department has been looking for different programs to prepare students should a situation like that ever happen.

This Research Roundup was compiled by Chanelle Spencer, Research Fellow at NSCC

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Research Roundup, October 22

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on October 22, 2013

All kids deserve the safety & other benefits of social-emotional learning

Think how homes, schools, workplaces – all digital and physical spaces would change were every child to be kindly, respectfully taught social literacy skills

Demystifying Bullying: An insider's View Into Understanding, and Responding, to Bullying Huffington Post

As much as bullying hogs the headlines' limelight, there's still a lot of confusion about it.

Anti-bullying programs in schools not effective Vidette Online

NEA senior policy analyst Joann Sebastian Morris explained that “an entire school’s climate must change — which means changing the norms, values and expectations in a school so that students and staff feel socially, emotionally and physically safe.”

Students Learn by Arguing in Science Labs: Studies suggest deeper learning may result Ed Week

Teaching students to argue, question, and communicate more like real scientists may also help them understand scientific concepts more deeply, according to several ongoing research projects highlighted at the Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness conference held here last month.

Guidance Needed on Strategies for Teaching Common Core, Study Says Ed Week

The Common Core State Standards require considerable writing across many subjects, but the standards themselves won't be enough to guide teachers to best practices in writing instruction, according to a new analysis.

How Focus Changed My Thinking About Emotional Intelligence Psychology Today

With young people growing up in a world of distractions as never before, it’s time to teach attention skills, the fundamental ability in readiness to learn.

This Research Roundup was compiled by Chanelle Spencer, Research Fellow at NSCC

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Research Roundup, October 11

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on October 11, 2013

Improving School Climate Central to Anti-Bullying Efforts, Say Experts NEA Today

The importance of school climate was the theme of the National Education Association’s Bully Free Summit held on Tuesday at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Stamford high schools have more AP Scholars this year Stamford Advocate

The school district is moving forward with plans to improve the climate and performance at its high schools, even as those same institutions produce a high number of students earning Advanced Placement honors.

Latino Bullying: The Unspoken Epidemic Huffington Post

For the October issue of Latina, I wrote a story called "Mean Free Zone," which talked about the rise of bullying among Hispanics in the United States. The research that went into creating this piece was as disturbing as it was eye-opening.

Middletown Receiving Four-Year Federal School Climate Grant Hartford Courant

The school system will receive $553,500 per year under a federal grant intended to promote early childhood learning, decrease youth violence and address behavioral issues.

New APS positions will support students Akron Leader Publication

Two new Akron Public Schools (APS) staff members will help improve the school climate by increasing the focus on student support and counseling.

October is good month for National Bully Prevention efforts Star Beacon

October is a great month for bully prevention. Schools are well established into their yearly routine and teachers have a better understanding of the students in their classes.

Community Partnership for Youth aims to keep kids in school Monterey County Herald

Many people know the Community Partnership for Youth (CPY) for its prevention programs against gangs, drugs and violence. It is also just as dedicated to improving the reading skills of their students. Reading every day is a strong component of the mentor-tutor program.

Report: Funding cuts force Chesterfield schools to trim special education positions Times Dispatch

Chesterfield County’s school system needs to find a way to make up for a 6 percent cut in federal grant funding for the current school year, forcing the system’s Office of Exceptional Education to cut 13 teaching positions, according to a report from the Special Education Advisory Committee.

This Research Roundup was compiled by Chanelle Spencer, Research Fellow at NSCC

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Research Roundup, October 9

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on October 09, 2013

Shutdown May Hinder International Research, Scientists Warn Ed Week

While American education research has seen a rise in international partnerships and comparison studies, the ongoing federal shutdown could hamstring global research projects, warns the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

New focus on school climate in massive student survey Ed Source

The California Healthy Kids Survey – a massive survey of student behavior and a key resource for schools – has unveiled extensive revisions that put a stronger focus on students’ emotional health.

Speaker aims to help Lincolnshire area parents raise successful kids Buffalo Grove

Three Lincolnshire school organizations will band together Tuesday, Oct. 8, to educate parents on ways to help their children succeed. The Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 PTO, as well as the Tamarak Day School and the Lincolnshire Community School, are sponsoring an evening with Northbrook resident Ed Dunkelblau, director of the Institute for Emotionally Intelligent Learning.

Remaking Schools as Socioemotional Places Ed Week

What do children do in school when they are treated like objects to be shaped, controlled, and rewarded—or punished—for what they said or did, learned, or failed to learn?

Chantilly High Special Education Students Get Real Work Experience NBC News

In Chantilly, Va., students are taking a break from the classroom and clocking in to a real-world experience.

Inclusion Trend in Special Education Continues to Grow Special Ed Post

Students with disabilities in Monroe County are spending more and more time in their home school districts among their general education classmates rather than going to BOCES, a trend with implications for school districts, BOCES and the students themselves.

This Research Roundup was compiled by Chanelle Spencer, Research Fellow at NSCC

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