Should Teens Be Screened for Depression?

Should Teens Be Screened for Depression?

Depression is a prevalent and pressing problem among young people between the ages of twelve and eighteen. Approximately 3.1 million people in this age group — as much as 12.8% of that population — have experienced depression, according to the American...
Mental Health in Schools: The Birmingham Coalition for Student Mental Health

Mental Health in Schools: The Birmingham Coalition for Student Mental Health

Alabama hospitals report falling numbers of COVID-19 cases. Birmingham city schools began to offer blended learning in March and returned to in-person learning in April. In anticipation of the 2021-2022 school year, Birmingham City Schools currently offer vaccinations...
5 Apps that Facilitate Social-Emotional Learning

5 Apps that Facilitate Social-Emotional Learning

According to EdTech, social-emotional learning (SEL) is “the process in which students develop the necessary soft skills to collaborate effectively with their peers.” Social-emotional learning also helps students learn how to process and deal with their own...
Using Technology to Foster Social-Emotional Learning

Using Technology to Foster Social-Emotional Learning

Educational technology has opened up a new world of learning possibilities. Virtual reality and infographics help visual and kinetic learners in a way not possible with lectures alone. During the coronavirus pandemic, technology helped schools keep students safe while...
Student Input and Classroom Acceptable Use Policies

Student Input and Classroom Acceptable Use Policies

An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) clarifies proper technology and internet use for students, teachers, and parents. AUPs guide students’ technology use in the classroom. If done well, an AUP becomes a tool that teaches responsible internet use. The school or...