January 2019

  • California has passed several new laws that affect education. Read about five that went into effect on January 1st.
  • Edutopia reports on research from 2018 about education and learning in this article.
  • Juli Fraga writes about how parents can help their children overcome their fear of visiting the doctor and getting shots in this article for NPR.
  • Consumer Expert Herb Weisbaum offers advice for how to save money in 2019. Read his article for NBC here.
  • Elissa Nadworny shares an interview with author Rebecca Klein-Collins about her new book, Never Too Late: The Adult Student’s Guide to College.
  • An article in the New York Times discusses how parents and caregivers can help children develop empathy skills. Click here to read more.
  • Acting on behalf of the federal government, the National Institutes of Health are conducting an in-depth study of how screen time affects the development of the brain, emotional health, and mental well-being of adolescents. Visit the 60 minutes website to learn about the preliminary results.
  • Learn about the education issues that California will be facing during 2019 by visiting the EdSource website.

December 2018

  • Holiday plans and events can introduce extra stress into our lives. Learn how to create a morning routines that lowers your stress in this article by Nicole Spector of NBC.
  • The Smithsonian shares their list of the ten best children’s books of 2018 in this article by Megan Gambino.
  • Learning how to breathe deeply from the belly can help reduce stress for people of all ages. Watch this video to learn a song you and your child can use to practice belly breathing together.
  • Katrina Schwartz writes about the four foundations for leading a more satisfying life in her article for KQED Mind/Shift. She suggests that these could be taught in schools and other learning communities.
  • Child Trends discusses how children learn about emotions from their parents in this short bilingual video.
  • Learn how the Schools of Opportunity project has inspired these San Diego students and staff to value an inclusive culture as much as academics in this article.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that schools for teenagers start later in the morning in order to accommodate the natural sleep patterns of adolescents. Learn how the students in this Seattle school have benefitted from making this change by clicking here.
  • New research shows that living in neighborhoods with more trees, bushes, and other green vegetation may reduce the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. To read more, click here.
  • WIC Works Resource System provides 2018 holiday food safety tips, activities, and recipes, which you can access by clicking here.
  • EdSource highlights California school districts’ plans for schools that experienced wildfires in this article.
  • Learn how teens, like Emma Campbell, learn soft skills such as communication, critical thinking, ethical judgment, and decision-making through internships in this KQED article.
  • KQED provides guidance and encouragement to parents regarding creating a nightly homework ritual. Access tips and ideas for evening homework help by clicking here.
  • David Washburn reports that chronic absences occur in at least 40 percent of California schools. California school districts are adopting new measures for absenteeism to address this issue, which you can read at this link.
  • The Washington Post explores the benefits of sleep and how parents can help teens get sleep. Author Deborah Kris outlines four strategies to encourage healthy sleep habits in this article.
  • Empathy is explored as a critical but tough skill to teach children in this EducationDive article. Click here to reach this article, which provides activities that can prompt children to explore concepts of empathy.
  • Jennifer Sullivan is a teacher who has worked with children who have a variety of disabilities. She has identified a multitude of benefits photography can provide for students with autism, which you can read about by clicking here.

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