What Stanfield Is Reading and Watching

Autism Documentary Coming to HBO! 

Plot Summary: In Columbus, Ohio, a group of teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum prepare for an iconic American rite of passage — a Spring Formal. They spend 12 weeks practicing their social skills in preparation for the dance at a local nightclub. Working with their psychologist, they take the challenges expressed in their respective therapy groups from one level to the next: picking dates, dresses, and, ultimately, a King and Queen of the Prom.

“How to Dance in Ohio” is making it’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in just a couple of days (Jan 25th) & will debut on HBO fall of 2015.

Director, Alexandra Shiva, says “This is a film not only for the many whose lives are touched in some way by autism, but also for anyone who can relate to the fraught experience of growing up and trying to understand adulthood.”

Read more about the film here!



Walk This Way: Acting Happy Can Make It So

“Research shows people’s mood affects how they walks…A recent study found that deliberately walking like a happy person can lift one’s spirits. And adopting the gait of a depressed person can bring on sadness…read more

*We sure hope you’re doing the “happy people walk” because we sure are!
Source: The Wall Street Journal


Treatment For HIV Runs Low in US, Despite Diagnosis

“About two-thirds of Americans who are infected with the AIDS virus aren’t getting treated for it.. Young HIV-positive people were especially unlikely to have their infection under control, the researchers found. That’s probably because younger people are the least likely to know they are infected… read more
Source: NPR ED http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/11/25/366547449/treatment-for-hiv-runs-low-in-u-s-despite-diagnosis

* At Stanfield, we think it is so important for educators and parents to have “the talk” with their students/kids at a young age, which is why we offer a variety of curricula that discuss issues such as: intimacy, sexuality, sex, Aids, sexual abuse prevention, social and sexual boundaries, and more. Check out our complete library here!


Why Working With Young Children Is (Still) A Dead-End Job

“There’s a disconnect between our 21st-century knowledge about early childhood teaching and these 20th-century wages,” says Phillips. “We desperately need educated young people to be working with young children, but they look at this job and say, ‘It’s a pathway to poverty. I can’t pay my student loans if I do this.’ “
Source: NPR Ed http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/11/20/364563452/why-working-with-young-children-is-still-a-dead-end-job


Testing: How Much Is Too Much?

“Meet “Jordan,” an 11th-grader in Florida. One survey found that junior year was the most tested grade. Here’s his story in seven clicks…”

Source: NPR Ed http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/11/17/362339421/testing-how-much-is-too-much


From the TedEd Desk:

What is dyslexia?
Lesson by Kelli Sandman-Hurley, animation by Marc Christoforidis.


How play can help kids develop social skills and conflict management skills. View below:


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