Tag Archives: School Life

School Ratings: Should You Research Them?

With so much focus on education reform in the media lately, a lot of attention has been given to the topic of school ratings. Many people are surprised to learn that these ratings are actually a mixture of several different formulas and schemes that evaluate different criteria. Furthermore, while schools have been evaluated in different

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Are You Getting High?

Drugs can be a difficult topic for many teens to talk about. There is a lot of peer pressure to fit it and drug abuse tends to go hand in hand with this. Whether you are currently using or have considered getting high, there are a few things you will need to think about. The

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Life After High School

To some, the thought of life after high school can be quite overwhelming. They are starting a new chapter of their life and many young people don’t know what to do with it. Some choose to start college right away, some prefer to work for a while, and some spend time traveling now that they

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What Can Schools Do about Cyberbullying?

With the growing number of social media sites and mobile phones cyber bullying is a problem at home and in schools. Many teens and younger children have cell or mobile phones. They are active on social networks and use text messages often. These tools when used properly are not harmful but sometimes are misused by

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Health and Safety in Schools in UK

The health and safety of both staff and students is an important part of the U.K. educational system. A safe and healthy environment must be provided in order to ensure that schools are doing the best they can to provide the resources needed to educate pupils. Learn about health and safety in schools in UK. 

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It is OK to Ask about Having Sex

Having sex is an important part of two people coming closer together. It is a physical bond that can make the emotional bond even stronger. Of course, the first time you have sex it is going to be rather frightening. You probably are not going to know what to do or what to expect. There

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Educating Children About Cruelty

As children grow up, they often see parental guidance merely as a set list of rules and limitations that demarcate certain things and behaviors as off-limit.  How exactly does a parent describe and define cruelty to a child so that, rather than seeing it only as another rule, the child understands the harmful consequences of

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How to Concentrate More Effectively

“The world is too much with us,” William Wordsworth lamented over 200 years ago. If this was true in 1806 when he wrote his poem, you have to wonder how he would have responded to 24/7 cable, smartphones, the Internet, and hyper-connectivity that seems to define our lives today. When Wordsworth wrote those words he

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Dropping Out of High School: Who, Why, and Why Not

Trevor walks up to his friend Kevin. Trevor has been struggling in school and has decided to talk to his best friend about what he thinks about him dropping out of high school. “I just don’t see the point,” Trevor tells Kevin, “I already have a job working for my uncle in his store and

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Controlling School Violence

Violence is defined as any act or behavior that involves physical force with the intention of hurting or killing someone. It also pertains to the willful destruction or damaging of property. It can also denote the strength and intensity of emotions or a natural force with the power to destroy property or cause death. Learn

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I want to Run Away Now

I want to Run Away! Dealing with Potential Runaways: How to Help, Where to Go Has your child or someone you know been bullied recently and is now saying, “I want to run away?” Perhaps a friend is dealing with an abusive situation and feels there is no one to talk to about their problems.

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The Basics of Manners for Kids

In today’s modern culture, it seems that good manners are becoming a forgotten relic of the past. Civility and good behavior in general seems to be increasingly on the decline in our society. Good manners, however, are sometimes difficult to acquire once a person has become an adult. Teaching our children good manners at a

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