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Relationships First: Creating Connections That Help Young People Thrive

2017-02-10T13:30:04-05:00

"Search Institute’s newest research-to-practice initiative will focus on studying and strengthening the developmental relationships that help young people succeed. A developmental relationship helps young people attain the psychological and social skills that are essential for success in education and in life. Young people can form these relationships with their parents and family members, with their friends and peers, with

Relationships First: Creating Connections That Help Young People Thrive2017-02-10T13:30:04-05:00

What Teens Need Most from their Parents (and Mentors, too!)

2016-12-09T12:44:30-05:00

Wall Street Journal article by Sue Shellenbarger lays out helpful age-by-age guide to understanding teen behavior patterns and ways that adults can best support them. "...Tweens can actually slip backward in some basic skills..." "...Teens at age 16, who had affectionate moms when they were 12, ​showed brain changes linked to lower rates of sadness and anxiety and greater self-control..."

What Teens Need Most from their Parents (and Mentors, too!)2016-12-09T12:44:30-05:00

What do kids need to succeed?

2016-07-13T09:59:58-04:00

Here are some resources we like to consult when thinking BIG - helpful in program design. The Search Institute http://www.search-institute.org/ Developmental Assets®, Search Institute’s framework of strengths and supports, which has become the most widely recognized and most frequently cited approach to positive youth development in the world. Developmental Relationships, those relationships that help young people attain the psychological

What do kids need to succeed?2016-07-13T09:59:58-04:00

Where we learn about state & national trends in Afterschool programs

2016-07-13T09:42:42-04:00

Vermont Afterschool is where we read information on policy and what else is happening in our state! To learn more about national trends, policies, and tips for program enhancements, we go to the Afterschool Alliance.

Where we learn about state & national trends in Afterschool programs2016-07-13T09:42:42-04:00

The Math Revolution – The Atlantic

2016-07-08T09:26:05-04:00

“The Math Revolution”, The Atlantic, March 2016 http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/03/the-math-revolution/426855/ "Students who show an inclination toward math need additional math opportunities—and a chance to be around other math enthusiasts—in the same way that a kid adept with a soccer ball might eventually need to join a traveling team. And earlier is better than later: The subject is relentlessly sequential and hierarchical.

The Math Revolution – The Atlantic2016-07-08T09:26:05-04:00

Why Young Kids Learn Through Movement – The Atlantic

2016-07-08T09:17:43-04:00

"Research has shown time and again that children need opportunities to move in class. Memory and movement are linked, and the body is a tool of learning, not a roadblock to or a detour away from it." Read the article here...

Why Young Kids Learn Through Movement – The Atlantic2016-07-08T09:17:43-04:00

Can you teach GRIT? – NPR

2016-07-08T09:10:50-04:00

"But if you want someone to really stick with a project over a long period of time, you need to make them feel they have a sense of purpose and that they're getting somewhere and that they're getting better at things. And those are not things that you can do with simple material rewards and simple punishments." Paul Tough's

Can you teach GRIT? – NPR2016-07-08T09:10:50-04:00
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