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August 01, 2018

Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It.

Let's provide more opportunities in school so children learn how to make decisions and develop an internal locus of control. This way a child can influence events and outcomes in their own lives and in return, we will have more children who are potentially less anxious and depressed, all which inhibits their true potential as human beings.

June 03, 2018

Forget Kindness. Schools Need to Foster Social Justice

We should teach, model and promote kindness as much and as often as we can. But we also need to teach and empower young people to engage in social action: that is the only way we can ultimately change societal inequities and bring about a truly just society.

April 02, 2018

7 Simple Steps to Create a Positive School Climate

Too often one leader may be blamed for creating a negative climate, when the reality is that we all contribute to a positive or negative school climate. Our attitude every day plays an important part in our school climate. Here are 7 easy steps school communities can take to improve their school climate.

March 04, 2018

No Place for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools? Are You Sure?

Critics of social-emotional learning say there is no place for it in schools. However, they are probably people who do not spend much time in schools and might be surprised to read the staggering statistics on trauma and mental health issues in school.

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The opinions expressed in Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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