Giving Boys a Bigger Emotional Toolbox

An interesting piece on NPR this week about the efforts of Ashanti Branch an assistant principal in Oakland. Noticing behavioral trends that left predominantly boys being suspended and expelled he realized he had to get involved and work to find out why that was happening.

He did that by asking them. NPR interviewed Branch and produced an interesting piece that you can read or listen to here.

From our perspective a consistent message that is beginning to come across from educators and that is that children need to move.

This is being backed up by science, a recent report from the Institute of Medicine asserts that “children who are more active show greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed, and perform better on standardized academic tests than children who are less active.”

Yes to all three from us!

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