In just three years, Carver Elementary went from daily disciplinary issues and dozens of out of school suspensions to a much calmer, joyful atmospere. Using positive incentives and behavioral modifications, the school is seeing success. We visit the ‘scholars’ at the school to see these incentives such a coding, chess and dance in place. In lieu of out of school suspensions, students are doing yoga and talking with a staff member in a ‘reflection room’.
There’s a lot more to education than blackboards and textbooks. Behind the Minds takes you behind the school doors to highlight educational initiatives within St. Louis city and county K-12 schools. Watch for teachers, staff, administrators, and students who will blow your mind with innovative ideas and programs.
Giving Kids a Homework Break
For two weekends this semester, students at Kirkwood High School will be given a homework break. Is this a boost for mental health, or going too easy on them?
Arch Grants Winner Plays "ViTAL" Role in Classroom Access
ViTAL, a St. Louis based startup, has created technology to use touch screens' vibrations to open up learning for blind and visually impaired students.
Longtime St. Louis swim coach Khannie Dastgah hopes to reach children who otherwise may not know about water safety with a new book series.
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