With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.
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A researcher who studies student motivation has developed strategies for helping students find personal relevance of classroom work. That's key to helping them stay engaged, he says.
January 05, 2018
Arkansas middle school students persisted through months of challenges in designing a 3D-printed prosthetic foot for a duck. Researchers say a sense of purpose, like helping an animal, can help engage students in the classroom.
August 09, 2017
Some students engage in so-called self-handicapping behaviors like procrastination in an attempt to protect themselves from the negative emotions they might feel if they fail at an academic task. How should teachers handle it?
August 19, 2016
A school's rule has gone viral, sparking debates about student independence, parental involvement, and school support. Context matters, a psychologist says.
July 18, 2016
A growth mindset may buffer students from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, Stanford researchers concluded after studying test scores and survey results for 168,000 Chilean students.
October 27, 2015
The teaching traits that help students succeed in academics aren't necessarily the ones that will help them develop resilience, agency, and growth mindsets--but teachers have to help develop both kinds, researchers say.
December 31, 2014
Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.
May 15, 2013
A majority of teachers say it's very important for schools to work on developing students' social and emotional skills, results from a new nationally representative survey show.
March 29, 2013
One of the earliest effects of a parent's job loss is that children's performance at school declines.