Committee for Children Blog

What’s On My Face?

What about power differences among adults? What about adult bullying?… Read More

Movement to Learn

These technologies allow researchers to peer into the brain in action and understand what is going on during learning tasks. And although their findings are exciting, they can be disconcerting, too.… Read More

The Socially-Emotionally Savvy Newborn

By the time you read this, the child I’ve been playing host to for the past forty weeks and four days will have hopefully chosen to make her glorious debut Earthside.… Read More

Safer, Saner Summer

The warm days of June bring me back to my summers of parenting four children, each of whom awaited the end of school with excited anticipation. I, on the other hand, cast more of a gimlet eye on the season.… Read More

Taming the Buy-In Monster

This year, make the buy-in monster a little less scary: focus on your allies, find your innovators, and build some enthusiasm!… Read More

Book Review: Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School

by Barbara Kaiser and Judy Sklar Rasminsky
Reading Level: Adult

In the introduction to their award-winning Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School, authors Barbara Kaiser and Judy Sklar Rasminsky write: “As a teacher or future teacher, you have two choices. Either you can create an environment that welcomes [students] and teaches them how to become the best…… Read More

Sexting: The Anonymity Irony

As parents, teachers, and children navigate our quickly evolving cyberscape, with its continents and oceans of Internet, texting, blogs, instant messaging, and social networking sites, not to mention whole new dialects and norms, we find both limitless possibility and opportunity for trouble. Although in many ways it is the young people who are leading this expedition, it is up to the adults to balance sharing our wisdom and experience with allowing our progeny to find their own…… Read More