Last week, NPR ran a story about the connection between movement, thinking and ADHD. Teachers who wrote in following the article, didn't need a study to tell them what they already knew- students who have problems concentrating respond well to having acceptable ways to fidget. Through comments, tweets and emails, educators gave examples of solutions they have offered students, which won't distract those around them.
Find their suggestions at NPR: What Do You Do With A Student Who Fidgets? : NPR Ed : NPR
Bullying can have long term impact on mental health. These days parents don’t just have to watch for traditional bullying such as physical violence, taunts and social exclusion, we also have to monitor for cyber-bullying. If bullying happens, how can you help?
If you had asked someone this time last year to explain “social distancing,” what would they have said? As we all know, adults weren’t the only ones who had to make adjustments when the pandemic began: Kids around the world were thrust into remote schooling situations, moved playdates exclusively to video calls, and were encouraged to wear face masks in public.