Starting another school year with pandemic concerns rising again, it’s important to address student mental wellness as a classroom goal. We read a national survey that asked students how they feel about school, both at the moment and as they remember it. The results give us concrete opportunities to support student wellness this fall.
Later, we read a design-based study that evaluated a culturally sustaining approach to multilingual literacy. This example shows how to help students reach reading AND content goals.
- First Segment – 01:44 – National Student Mental Health Survey
- Second Segment – 24:07 – Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in ESOL Classrooms
- Moeller, J., Brackett, M. A., Ivcevic, Z., & White, A. E. (2020). High school students’ feelings: Discoveries from a large national survey and an experience sampling study. Learning and Instruction, 66, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2019.101301.
- Cavallaro, C. J., & Sembiante, S. F. (2021). Facilitating culturally sustaining, functional literacy practices in a middle school ESOL reading program: a design-based research study. Language and Education, 35(2), 160-179. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500782.2020.1775244
- Global Prevalence of Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Children and Adolescents During COVID-19 A Meta-analysis (JAMA Pediatrics)
- Flawed data led to findings of a connection between time spent on devices and mental health problems – new research (The Conversation)
- Adolescent Health (CDC)
- Ware County closes all 11 schools after ‘sharp increase’ in COVID-19 cases (News 4 JAX)
We drink Troptimistic, a wheat ale with passionfruit & kiwi from Sweet Water Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA.