Undoubtedly, teachers can be important in any child’s life. Next to their parents, teachers can often be the most influential and revered figures many children come across regularly. This is because educators show people compassion and love but also help teach them the core skills required to navigate life. They are also crucial in showing […]
As a teacher, you might benefit from implementing Universal Design for Learning into your usual lessons, which helps accommodate the entire classroom. The term ‘universal’ could suggest a broad approach that teaches everybody the same way, but UDL is instead a method of educating the class using the techniques that work best for them. What […]
Just like adults, children can experience mental health problems. However, they are less likely to identify or understand them. Therefore, improving awareness of children’s mental health issues is essential. This post explores the value of understanding children’s mental health problems. It then looks at what treatment options psychology has to offer and the effects it […]
The Prohibition era in America began in 1920 and lasted for 13 years. Over a century since the ban on intoxicating liquor was introduced, the “noble experiment” is widely considered a failure. Yet, Prohibition remains one of the most talked about attempts at social engineering in history, and its legacy and lessons remain valid even […]
Applied behavior analysis, or ABA, is a strategy for changing social behavior, specifically among children with autism, though there are many benefits to using this on a grander scale. The main goal of ABA in any setting is to improve a child’s social and communication skills. This involves certain techniques that anybody can use, even […]
Developmental milestones are physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and language skills that children typically acquire at specific ages. Each developmental area has an expected range for when these skills should emerge. Developmental milestones are important indicators of a child’s growth and development. They represent the skills that 75% or more children should have achieved by a certain […]
Children don’t always get the best start in life. Many experience adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The ACE concept has been around since the 1980s. Kaiser Permanente’s Vincent Felitti developed it after observing a connection between childhood trauma and obesity at his San Diego clinic in California. Since then, other mental health professionals have contributed significantly […]
An often-used educational quote from anthropologist Margaret Mead: ‘Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.’ This pivots on helping them to develop a core ability that supports all subject engagement and recall – comprehension. Finding the best ways to stimulate comprehension in young children is not always straightforward. In older students, […]
It’s helpful to understand the different ways in which our bodies learn and develop. Medical and developmental professionals talk about gross motor skills regarding physical development. What are gross motor skills? These fundamental physical skills describe the large, intentional movements that involve moving the large groups of muscles in the legs, arms, and torso. What […]