The 7s class has just wrapped up a three-week Cultural Studies unit on the beautiful, diverse country of India. As any traveler knows, one of the most enjoyable ways to get acquainted with a culture is through its food. These kids were more than happy to give Indian foods a try. After learning about the … More 7-Year-Olds Experience India
Dr. Delaney Ruston – “Desensitization is really useful in certain circumstances. But in the general population, it’s actually a really bad thing to be desensitized because it makes you undervalue other people’s pain.”—Douglas Gentille, PhD I’ve been thinking a lot about violence and video games and the shows that kids are watching these days. What … More Why We Care About Violence In Video Games And Shows
We’ve had a good week back on campus, at least with the elementary and middle school students. We’re hopeful the secondary students will be able to return soon. While this time of year seems like the beginning, filled with hope for the new year, it can also be challenging for some students due to the … More It’s good to be back!
It’s possible not everyone reads the entire newsletter on a weekly basis, but articles I add from ScreenAgers are certainly worth the time. We screened the documentary three years ago, and for many it was an enlightening experience. If you haven’t seen the film, I highly recommend it. In light of the research concerning screen … More Reminder: Mobile Phone Use
Dr. Delaney Ruston – It is a new year, and this is serious. It is a REALLY hard time for our youth. This article is about ways to connect with our kids to give them pearls of insight to support their emotional wellbeing. A bonus is that such conversations help our kids be more equipped … More This Is Serious — We Must Talk Mental Health
To get back in the saddle is an idiom suggesting a return to something that is familiar. We return to campus tomorrow (Monday, January 18), which is somewhat familiar, but with potential unpredictable variables. We made it through the first semester, through our fall and winter breaks. Families have recently returned from abroad in time … More Back in the Saddle
Hello, On Tuesday January 19th I will receive my last dose of radiation at the cancer institute in Budapest. This may or may not mean that I am done with this fight, but it does mean that I am done with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This was as difficult as people told me that it … More A Letter from Jason Stehly
Dr. Delaney Ruston – Given all we are facing these days, we are all looking for things to be hopeful about. So let’s talk about hope — is it teachable? Ten years ago, when I was at the World Health Organization (WHO) presenting a film I made on mental health, I met Kathryn Goetzke. She … More Hope — Is It Teachable?