Emotional Learning as important as ABC’s?

We recently came across this article in MindShift that explains how emotional learning may be as important as learning the ABC’s. A study conducted by Kenneth Dodge, a psychologist at Duke University proved that,  “In the same way that we can teach reading literacy, we can teach social and emotional literacy.” (according to Dodge). Several programs including [Read More…]

Self-Regulation Helps Kindergartners

From a  recent article published in EdSource:  A new study from New York University researchers Clancy Blair and C. Cybele Raver links a kindergarten program that specifically promotes “executive functions” – such as self-control, paying attention and planning – with academic improvements that persist beyond kindergarten. If this study is of interest to you, you might [Read More…]

Building children’s social and emotional strength

We are always excited to see articles that feature GROWING SOUND partners. This recent article in The Intelligencer (Bucks County PA) was contributed by Marilyn B. Benoit, M.D. from the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. GROWING SOUND partnered with Devereux on the development of our SONGS OF RESILIENCE SERIES (Teachers Choice Award Recipient) Read the [Read More…]

Study Concludes that Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids. See How Music Can Help…

Kids who are picked on by their peers may see lasting effects on their physical and mental well-being, especially if the bullying is allowed to persist for years, the study below suggests. The study finds that kids who are chronically bullied seem to fare the worst and those who are continually picked on from fifth [Read More…]

Students Who Are Involved in Music Generally Test Higher Than Those Who Are Not!

We’d like to share the highlights of an article we found on SmartBlog on Education called Music education for the classroom teacher By Rourke O’Brien In a new study by UCLA professor James Catterall, an analysis of a U.S. Department of Education database called NELLs88 was used to track more than 25,000 students over a [Read More…]