Cindy Davis of Provo, Utah wanted one thing for her birthday in 2017 – to thank her former 3rd grade teacher, Margarat Foote.
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A few months ago, middle-school teacher Finn Lanning and 13-year-old student Damien knew each other only as teacher and student. This relationship was all normal, up until Damien approached his teacher one day and said that he wouldn’t be coming back to school.
Every school in America is filled with students facing unique challenges. For Ryan King, a fourth grader in Louisville, that challenge is spina bifida, a rare spinal condition that keeps her bound to a wheelchair for mobility. And like any other 10-year-old, she hates to miss out on an adventure. When her school arranged a hiking field trip at a state park to look at fossil beds, she was very upset. But teacher Jim Freeman wasn’t about to let her be left out and made her an extraordinary offer.
One of the most difficult things for capable, experienced professionals to do is ask for help. It’s uncomfortable, embarrassing, and often feels like an admission of failure. But it isn’t; it’s an important skill, and mastering it is critical for students and teachers alike. Heidi Grant, a social psychologist who writes and speaks on the science of motivation, can offer us some pointers.
Clint Pulver wasn’t always a motivational speaker, professional musician, and Business Q Magazine “Top 40 Under 40.” Before all of that success, Clint was just a ten-year-old boy, one with a serious problem: he didn’t know how to sit still.
According to the World Bank, girls’ education is one of the most important investments a country can make. It helps positively impact nine Sustainable Development Goals, like health, nutrition, employment, and even the environment. Safeena Husain, founder and Executive Director of Educate Girls, agrees.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center recently announced their support for the live action short film, LIKE US, created by the Family School Association (FSA) of the Ethical Community charter and FSA Performing Arts Program, together with THISLEARNING®.
Recently, Tennessee third grader Daniel Hunt lost all of his favorite things in a house fire. Knowing that this was something that none of them would want to go through alone, Daniel’s classmates at Philadelphia Elementary School stepped in to help.