A great, inspirational video on a school program that naturally reduces bullying by promoting kindness. The word "bullying" doesn't need to be mentioned.
Great article from VB regarding smartphones, outdoor play and emotional intelligence.
Study: Kids who ditch smartphones for outdoor fun are ‘substantially’ better at reading emotions
August 23, 2014 11:00 AM
A new study suggests that excessive smartphone use is hurting kids’ ability to read social cues.
Using the gold standard of psychological testing, experimental field design, researchers from UCLA took a random selection of sixth-grade students to an outdoor camp for five days. Compared to a control group, in the camp group, “we found that children who were away from screens for five days with many opportunities for in-person interaction improved significantly in reading facial emotion,” the research team explained...
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Stonington — It was all A’s for Superintendent of Schools Van Riley in the Board of Education’s annual evaluation of Riley, who is now in his second year here.
“Dr. Riley has excellent leadership skills, is a visionary and forward-thinker. These traits have benefited Stonington Public Schools and the entire community,” wrote the board in its evaluation.
Despite the high marks, Riley will not receive a raise in 2014-15. Riley and the board agreed he would forgo a raise because of a decrease in the proposed school budget that resulted in program cuts. His salary will remain at $175,379. Read more of the article in The Day.
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