It’s been an amazing year at Sand Hill School. As we settle in to a relaxing summer, we’ve begun to reflect on the year that was. Although it was very difficult to narrow them down, here are our Top Ten Moments at Sand Hill this year. Read more »
Summer is in full swing! So much fun to be had: sunshine, relaxation, and family vacations. But if your time off involves traveling with a child with ADHD, you know it’s not always smooth sailing. Read more »
Are you aware of the bravery of the Little Rock Nine?
Or the resilience of the Montgomery Bus Boycott?
Or the daring of the Children’s Crusade of 1963?
Or the tragedy at the 16th Street Baptist Church?
A little online research will grant you the facts on these historic happenings. But students at Sand Hill relived these events by reaching into the past and discovering answers from the ultimate source–the people who survived them. Read more »
In a sea of professional development opportunities for teachers, how do you decide what’s most important for teachers to learn? What will make the biggest impact on the students? Read more »
The Case for SEL
Look around any Starbucks, airport or doctor’s office waiting room, and you’ll likely see impatient, frustrated, and angry adults simmering in the presence of children. After all, children are renowned for testing boundaries, pushing buttons and trying patience. This is especially true for kids with learning differences, as they try to navigate a world that doesn’t make sense.
But children pick up on our negative reactions, compounding fear and anxiety and exacerbating challenging behavior. They become worried and afraid of the world, avoiding uncomfortable situations and distrusting well-intentioned adults. Worst of all, they lose confidence in themselves. Read more »