Keeping Up with Student Slang

Kid's Slang

With hundreds of students passing you in the school halls, you hear slang much more than parents or other adults. Rather than ignore or reject these new phrases, it’s vital to (at the very least) understand their definitions.

A Cry For Help: Are You Listening?

Join the fight To prevent Suicide

“Globally, Every 40 seconds one person dies by suicide. That translates to 800,000 deaths annually.”

“In the U.S., suicide is the second leading cause of death for people age 10 thru 34.”

“In 2019, there were an estimated 1.38 million suicide attempts in the U.S. resulting in 47,511 deaths.”

“One death occurs for every twenty attempted suicides worldwide”

These statistics indicate that people are crying out for help. So how can educators help?

How a mother learned to listen to her daughter

How a teacher learned to listen. (Picture by Caleb Oquendo)

How a mother learned to listen to her daughter Masha, a teacher, established an indulgent parenting style with her daughter, Nadya, so they  could maintain a good relationship. She thought that by giving Nadya everything she wanted, she was being a good parent. But this parenting style produced the opposite effect. When Masha tried to […]

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