The time that teenagers and tweens spend on YouTube, TikTok, and other video-sharing sites has taken off during the pandemic, while reading time amongst these age groups remains flat.
There are many assumptions of compulsory education. One is that young people need to know, understand, and do certain things that will help them grow intellectually. Another view is that education that helps young people grow is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of proper education.
Recess has always been a part of the school, but there has been a growing trend in recent years in reducing recess time and reallocating time to learning and academic subjects. We, as adults, sometimes even have a nagging sense that recess is a privilege for children at school.
These resources provide practices for families and educators to support learning and well-being for young people in kindergarten through college.
Whatever model of instruction our students are receiving this year, there will be one constant. Social-emotional learning (SEL) needs of students will be higher than ever.
Character strengths and values a child learns are the critical skills that teach children about life and how to navigate it.