First-grade teacher Valerie Gallagher at Highlander Charter School in Providence, Rhode Island, talks about how to nurture a positive, supportive atmosphere in your classroom with fun and fast peer shout-outs. From Edutopia.
In this TEDx Talk, Stephen Thompson walks you through his journey from being a ward of the state at age nine to Silicon Valley Executive and how he created a community to pave the way. As a successful executive recruiter in the software industry, Stephen is dedicated to finding and hiring some of the most unique and smartest people in the world. His expertise extends from data scientists who help people make the right purchase when using the Apple.com website; to infrastructure engineers that help companies process 35,000 transactions per second.
Extensive biological and developmental research shows significant neglect—the ongoing disruption or significant absence of caregiver responsiveness—can cause more lasting harm to a young child's development than overt physical abuse, including subsequent cognitive delays, impairments in executive functioning, and disruptions of the body's stress response. From the Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University.
From StoryCorps: Cheraton Love, who identifies as liberal, and her father-in-law, Jim White, who identifies as conservative, sit at odds on the political spectrum. Using the StoryCorps App, they recorded this conversation about how they manage to not let their differences pull their family apart.
Not In Our Town presents a portrait of a community grappling with a suspected hate crime after an African American family’s home was set on fire in Manhattan Beach, CA. Ronald and Malissia Clinton share their story about the night of the attack, their fear that the attack was racially motivated, and their reaction to the overwhelming community response of support.
From StoryCorps: Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez was raised in a small farming community in southern California in the 1950s. As was common practice at that time, teachers at his local elementary school Anglicized the Mexican American students' names. Here, Chunky remembers a new classmate who proved to be the exception to the rule.