Teachers are turning to the mindfulness practice as a simple way to restore calm to the classroom, help students find some quiet space, and build self-regulation skills. But it’s also important to realize that some of the ways mindfulness is practiced—sitting still, eyes closed, in silence—can also be triggers for students who have experienced trauma.
Students grow as readers when they have variety in their reading choices. That is why the Sora student reading app offers public library integration. In addition to digital titles from their school, children can add their public library for access to thousands of age-appropriate e-books and audiobooks.
School systems must provide help for students in need of mental-health services. But Washington County school officials believe a new education measure goes too far, requiring school districts to ensure services that they normally don't provide, including child care, housing referrals, crisis intervention, substance-abuse prevention and treatment, and legal aid.