Why Do Students Learn Better When They Move Their Bodies Instead?

By Katie HeadrickTaylor, University of Washington My son’s kindergarten teachers, who taught at Zoom last year, instructed: “Eyes watch, ears listen, voices are quiet, bodies are still.” However, I noticed that my 6-year-old son’s hands were busy with items found around our house. sculpting with blocks, clay or scribbling with crayons. While some may describe …

Students Return to School with Anxiety, Grief, and Emptiness

By Sandra M. Chafouleas, University of Connecticut and Amy Briesch, Northeastern University Even before COVID-19, most 1 in 6 young children had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. New findings, a doubling the odds Disorders such as anxiety and depression among children and adolescents during the pandemic One reason for this is that children’s …