Helping Students Learn to Express Gratitude

admin | Monday, November 14, 2016

It’s National Gratitude Month, but what is gratitude? For starters, it’s more than saying “thank you.” Some say it’s a state of being, like the ability to see the silver lining in any situation. Research has shown that your perspective, reactions, and responses are better served when filtered through a lens of gratitude. When what […] Read More

A report issued today by ACT, Inc. indicates Career & College Clubs, a middle school peer-to-peer intervention, increases the likelihood at-risk students will make specific plans to succeed in high school and postsecondary education. ACT, Inc., the organization that administers the ACT college placement exam, analyzed 1,200 middle school students who participated in the Career […] Read More


Research shows that high quality afterschool programs can lead to increased Attendance, Behavior and improved Coursework. This means that students participating in a high quality afterschool program went to school more, behaved better, received better grades and did better on tests. These ABCs are critical factors to student engagement and achievement. Infographic. Read More

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) today issued a new report titled Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Research Report and Recommendations. The report results from the work of a blue-ribbon AERA task force mandated to prepare and present practical short-term and long-term recommendations to address bullying of children and youth. Full report. Read More