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4 Benefits of Positive Student-Teacher Relationships

Positive and healthy relationships between teachers and students can be extremely beneficial at all levels of an educational establishment, within the classroom and across the school environment as a whole.[1] From improved self-esteem to increased engagement, there are a number of benefits of establishing positive student-teacher relationships between educators and pupils of all ages. Educators […]

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Recognizing Signs of Depression in Students

Depression is defined as a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest, according to the Mayo Clinic[1]. A 2014 survey from the Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration reported that as many as 2.8 million adolescents in the United States between the ages of 12 and 17 experienced at […]

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Bullying in Schools: Part 3: How to Prevent Bullying Outside of Schools

Our last post addressed bullying prevention strategies and methodologies within schools and in educational environments. However, it’s important to remember that bullying doesn’t occur exclusively on school grounds, and it isn’t something that schools should handle on their own. There are many different types and causes of bullying; thus, it is critical to use multiple […]

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The Importance of Parent Involvement

In order for students to grow at school, they must also receive the help they need at home. But how do we ensure that our students are getting the guidance necessary to achieve success both in academics and extracurricular activities? Highlighting the importance of parent involvement at your school is the first step to making […]

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Why Community Involvement in Schools is Important

It’s no secret that parental involvement is an integral part of a successful educational framework. Numerous studies[1] have identified parent engagement as a critical factor affecting the success of individual students and the school environment itself. But what many schools and educational institutions overlook is the fact that high rates of student success are generally […]

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Bullying in Schools: Part 2: Preventing Bullying and Anti-Bullying Resources

In our last post, we discussed the signs and symptoms of bullying. Just looking out for the signs, however, is probably not enough to prevent bullying in any school. It is important to assess the prevalence of bullying, engage parents and students, create adequate anti-bullying policies and rules, build a safe environment, and educate students […]

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