Chris Leonard and guest Jayne Demsky, a parent who once faced her own son’s school avoidance and became an advocate for families dealing with this challenging issue, share advice for parents to help their school-refusing child get back to school.
In this webinar, learn how to recognize problematic anxiety and depression in school-aged children K-12 as well as strategies and tools to help. Highlights include: • The difference between feeling anxious or depressed and having a disorder • How anxiety and depression impact critical learning capacities • How to identify when a student needs […]
Dealing with race, equality, and bias is a problem that continues to confound Americans, in large part because we are not even comfortable talking about it. Yet our children and teens are watching events unfold in the world and they have questions, real questions. As educators, we need to support thoughtful dialogue. So how do […]
Although schools are trying to create safe in-person learning, most will start the year in a hybrid mix of in-person and remote learning. In this episode, Chris talks with Dr. Nancy Sulla, author of five books on creating student-driven, blended learning environments. Dr. Sulla’s instructional plan for transforming learning is giving teachers an entirely new […]
The fact is, children of all ages crave routine and knowing what to expect. Especially during the pandemic, when it seems like every aspect of our lives has been disrupted, it’s important to control what you can and maintain “normal” routines for kids whenever possible. Here is some helpful advice about how to do that.
The COVID-19 outbreak has brought grief to the forefront, because nearly all of us are grieving right now. Many of us have loved ones who have died. Others have lost jobs, missed out on graduation ceremonies, or lost the daily social interaction that sustains us. What we’ve all experienced is the undeniable feeling that the […]