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Monday, June 16, 2014

I am posting this study, because I believe teachers have a responsibility to address the whole child. Creating genuine relationships with students and modeling this behavior in the classrooms should help students be mindful (understanding what choices they have and why) of their choices. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Popular teenagers more likely are to struggle in adulthood
Researchers followed almost 200 13-year-olds for a decade and found that those who cared more about their social status and exhibited "pseudomature" behaviors had a higher chance of being less competent and well-adjusted as adults than their less-popular peers. The study in the journal Child Development also showed a greater likelihood of substance abuse among popular teens. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)/Science Now blog (6/12), HealthDay News (6/12)

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