Financial anxiety can take a toll on teacher performance

Even where teachers earn well above the national average, financial anxiety can affect performance, attendance, and the likelihood they'll leave their job.

Carrie Spector-Stanford | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture anxiety jobs money stress teachers

Almost all middle school teachers say they’re super stressed

New research finds that 94% of middle school teachers face high levels of stress. Helping teachers cope better could foster student success.

Sheena Rice-Missouri | Jan. 28, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Preschool writing education could use some edits

Preschool writing education is mostly about handwriting and letter formation, but teachers may be missing a chance to focus on communication skills.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture communication education learning preschoolers teachers writing

Tablets in classrooms are no silver bullet

"You can't simply throw technology at kids and expect positive outcomes."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education electronics parents schools teachers

Little kids are good at picking what to teach others

Even at a young age, children know that deciding what to teach is just as important as knowing how to teach.

Amy Adams-Stanford | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Test can tell how well kindergarteners will do in school later on

A readiness test can accurately predict which kids will be doing well in school 18 months later and who could use some more support.

Cailin Riley-Missouri | Oct. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education mathematics parents prediction reading teachers

How puppets can teach preschoolers to manage emotions

As more preschools expel kids for acting out, a new program uses puppets to show them how to identify and control emotions.

Duke University | Sept. 25, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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‘Connected’ schools have lower rates of suicide attempts

High schools where students have strong bonds with their peers and feel connected to adult staff have lower rates of suicide attempts.

Scott Hesel - U. Rochester | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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How it pays off for kids when parents get involved at school

Kids in elementary and middle school are less likley to have issues with concentration or acting out if parents are more involved early in the school year.

Cailin Riley-Missouri | Aug. 27, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education parents teachers

Sense of belonging makes kids less likely to bully others

"...even acts of simple compassion and efforts to create an accepting and supportive space for students can help prevent bullying in schools."

Cailin Riley-Missouri | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bullying families parents social-lives teachers

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