Tag Archive for: school staff

The 4 People in Schools Who Students Are Most Likely to Call a Mentor

By Arianna Prothero, Reprinted from EducationWeek Ask educators and they’ll tell you that their students’ motivation to work hard and try their best in school is suffering. Eighty percent of teachers, principals, and district leaders surveyed in early 2023 by the EdWeek Research Center said that the pandemic had made their students less motivated. Mentoring […]

Study explores hope, school belonging, and academic support for at-risk youth

Sulimani-Aidan, Y., & Melkman, E. (2022). School belonging and hope among at-risk youth: The contribution of academic support provided by youths’ social support networks. Child & Family Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12918 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although hopefulness can alleviate stress, uncertainty, & hardships, evidence indicates that at-risk youth have lower levels of hope compared to […]

[Reprint] Statement by SRCD President Nancy Hill on Texas Shooting

By Nancy E. Hill, Ph.D., Society for Research in Child Development May 26, 2022 We are heartbroken and stunned. Although we haven’t fully mourned or buried our brothers and sisters who were ruthlessly murdered in Buffalo, we are faced with another tragic shooting, this time of children—beautiful, innocent third and fourth graders—and their teachers. Schools […]

Addressing Racial Equity Can Boost Well-being Among School Staff and Students of Color

By Esther Gross, Sarah Her, Mavis Sanders, Kristen Harper, & Brandon Stratford, Reprinted from Child Trends Longstanding patterns of racial and ethnic discrimination, both inside and outside of schools, may negatively impact the well-being of school staff of color and contribute to higher rates of attrition than among their White counterparts—a problem the pandemic may […]