Reading Specialist Elaine Brazele empowers young students to become more effective readers.
She shares how learning to read for pleasure is essential to building reading skills such as fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
History teacher, Kelly Schaller, discusses the redeveloped California History Framework and how it encourages inquiry, discussion, and discourse. The new framework doesn't specifically direct teachers how to teach, but provides guidelines for developing conversations while aligning with other standards.
Homeschooling multiple children at different grade levels can be a challenge. However, there are strategies you can incorporate into you days and weeks that will allow you to be more productive, provide students with one-on-one time, and build independence.
Father, coach, and teacher Jon Goodman grew up being told to “be a man” without a proper example of what that meant. He found inspiration in the book Raising a Modern Day Knight. Goodman practices transformational coaching by encouraging his own athletes to work hard, live pure, lead with courage, and honor their family.
"Raising a Modern Day Knight" by Robert Lewis: https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Modern-Day-Knight-Fathers-Authentic/dp/1589973097
How much time should your kindergarten student spend playing vs. schooling? Kindergarten teachers Jill McNiff and Shannon Andolina address this common question they get from parents.
Bullying comes in various forms and can lead to depression and suicide.
School Counselors Alissa Atkins and Jennifer Meehan explain the five
types of bullying, and how to know if your child is being bullied. They
offer resources and ideas on how to address a bully at school.
Signe Watson- 8 Keys to End Bullying- Strategies for Parents and Schools
Pacers National Prevention Center
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
Dr. Stacey Perez shares the importance of incorporating Personalized
Learning into your homeschool day. She has found that her students
grow, thrive, and take personal responsibility for their own learning when
challenged to pursue their interests and passions.
Teen suicide is the second cause of death among teenagers. The warning signs aren't easy to spot and it can happen to the happiest of families. Join school counselor Laura Hughes and her honest discussion with Mike and Jennifer Hardy who lost their son, Sebastian. Recorded on the 6 month anniversary of his death, and released during Suicide Prevention Month, they discuss how anxiety, stress levels, and overachieving impact teens differently. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.
National 24 Hour Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line- Text "Connect" to 741741
Social emotional growth and academic success are closely linked. When students feel safe, they are ready to learn! Join Coastal Academy Principal Marcy Cashin as she discusses the 8 Keys of Excellence and Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS). These programs improve trust, build character, and lead to better student outcomes.