Category: Working In Schools

Articles related to helping therapists and teachers with all things related to working in schools. From advice on parents to tips on preparing students for emergencies, ProCare Therapy wants to help guide you.

6 Benefits of Working From Home as a School Professional

Working from home is a growing trend for workers in the United States, including educational professionals. While making the move from a brick and mortar classroom to an online platform from home may take time and adjustment, working as an online educator from home offers many benefits for both you and your students. Let’s look at six of the key benefits of working from home offers school professionals and how ProCare Therapy can help you make the transition to online education.

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The Dangers of Social Media on Teens

Peer pressure has always been there for individuals when they head into middle school and beyond. Preteens and teens are now experiencing something very different than generations before them. The world of social media is a reality which can add more extreme peer pressure into the mix. Thanks to this, everyone who works with teens needs to be cognizant of what is happening in their social media landscape. Together we need to monitor trends, challenges, and more.

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Why Recess Is Important For Children

For many children, recess is the most important part of their day. The easiest way to upset a student is to take their recess away from them. While children may seem overly enamored with their beloved recess, there is overwhelming science that supports the importance of recess in a school. Read on and find out the plethora of benefits that recess has for children.

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The Pros and Cons of Therapy Dogs

Therapy dogs are a hot topic in the world of education. Many schools have them now and others are curious if it is something which would help their students. When determining what to do, it is important to factor in a lot of things. As with other forms of therapy and services, there are pros and cons to these canine companions. Being able to research both sides and knowing possible outcomes will help with the process.

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The Importance of Social Workers in Schools

If you ask someone what a social worker's job is within a school, they may not be able to fully answer the question. The fact is that the role of the school social worker has changed drastically in the last decade or two, In the past, there may have been a shared social worker that went to a variety of schools within a district. Now, more schools see the need to have their own dedicated social worker on hand for the entire school day. In some areas, one social worker is not enough for the student population and they may need to hire additional contracted clinicians. Social services in education has become an important asset to the entire school community.

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