How Concentrated Disadvantage Harms Children

  Here is a little[or a lot] of "food for thought":   Americans, by and large, live next door to people of the same race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Residential segregation by race remains high despite declines over the past several decades, and segregation by income is on the rise. Segregation by race or ethnicity and … Continue reading How Concentrated Disadvantage Harms Children

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Promote Self-Regulation among Early Learners with a Kangaroo Named MAX

Here we have a story all about how a youngster entering the classroom for the very first time learns self-regulation and learns to identify his emotions, understand his body cues and control his behavior. He learns to control behavior as a result of first identifying his feelings and framing them properly through the acronyms FADS(frustration, … Continue reading Promote Self-Regulation among Early Learners with a Kangaroo Named MAX

It Sometimes Takes ‘Trial and Error’ to Get to Culturally-Responsive Teaching

  Culturally responsive practices, teaching in particular, are less about racial pride as a motivator but about understanding and aligning instruction with the strategies that your students immediate persons in their communities use to teach life skills and other concepts. You don't have to rap or bring hip-hop into the classroom to spark interest and … Continue reading It Sometimes Takes ‘Trial and Error’ to Get to Culturally-Responsive Teaching

FPE: The Joining Sessions

  Family Psycho-Education practices begin with the joining sessions which are the first opportunities that practitioners have to facilitate and build a rapport and a working alliance with families.FPE practitioners recognize families' knowledge and expertise. and the idea of FPE is that families and practitioners join their expertise and strengths to support goal achievement. This … Continue reading FPE: The Joining Sessions