Benefits of Giving and Gratitude The holiday season is upon us. During this time, there will be many opportunities to experience giving and gratitude both of which provide many benefits for health and overall well-being. This is essential... Continue reading.
In the demanding world of education, teacher burnout has become a critical issue, often rooted in the complex interplay of dysregulation and challenging student behavior. By understanding the underlying factors of these challenges, we aim to offer... Continue reading.
In the bustling world of education, where students and teachers are constantly navigating through a whirlwind of learning activities, introducing a calming corner can be an effective solution for many student needs. As reported in Starr's Resilient... Continue reading.
Empathy, often described as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is not just a soft skill. It's deeply rooted in our brain's architecture and plays a pivotal role in trauma-informed, resilience-focused schools. Let's dive... Continue reading.
Update: In response to the outbreak of violence in Israel and Gaza, Starr Commonwealth has chosen to re-publish this article from January of 2021, previously updated February 25, 2022. Please note that this conflict and region have deep historic,... Continue reading.
Foster Connections Students who feel connected to their school are also more likely to have better academic achievement, better school attendance, and stay in school longer. How can you connect to your students? One of the best ways to... Continue reading.
Step 1: Focus on Student Resilience What is student resilience?Student Resilience is the ability to achieve positive outcomes—mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually despite adversity. To focus on student resilience, start by... Continue reading.
The Growing Miscellany of Intriguing Relics In the early 1950s, what is now considered a treasured landmark on the campus of Starr was initially met as a peculiar gift. The story began when a Detroit attorney contacted Uncle Floyd. His... Continue reading.
Albion, Michigan, July 14, 2023 – In its 110th year of local, national, and global service to children and families, Starr Commonwealth will expand its impact by empowering older youth through a new community-based program: F.O.C.U.S.... Continue reading.
At the moment, our society, institutions, democracy, personal lives and organizations like Starr Commonwealth are experiencing turbulent times. Times that stem from long developed problems grounded in systems of oppression that have gone... Continue reading.
Did you know that taking short outdoor brain breaks during the school day can help you learn better? When the school year is almost over and the sun starts shining more, it's easy to dream about summer vacation. So, let's talk about what brain... Continue reading.
For the fourth consecutive year, Starr Commonwealth has been named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in 2023 by the NonProfit Times. The leader in providing trauma-informed care and services to children and families was one of 50... Continue reading.
Education is increasingly viewed as a shared responsibility of educators, families, and communities. Schools, parents, and the community should work together to promote the health, well-being, and learning of all students. When school involve... Continue reading.
Cognitive Flexibility Definition Cognitive flexibility means being able to think in different ways and adjust to new situations. It's important because it helps people handle changes and deal with difficult things. Sometimes when kids experience... Continue reading.
Thanks to the generosity of all who give to scholarship funds for alumni of Starr, countless individuals are able to pursue their passions—and their futures. One alumna, Shelby Kasen, has made her dreams a reality. Originally published in... Continue reading.