Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 05:11

Bullying Prevention Resources

A 2013 Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that those who are victims of bullying are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, and poor school adjustment, and those who bully others are at increased risk for substance abuse, academic problems, and violence later in life. Learn more about bullying and how to prevent it with materials from the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children and Families.

The Walking Classroom addresses students' need to move. Whether for the energy-filled student who can't sit still or the student who needs encouragement to get his recommended daily amount of activity, incorporating walking into the classroom benefits everyone.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Tips for Transitioning with Kids

Transitions can be hard on a child. With these helpful tips you can make it easier on your students to easily switch between activities. For all situations make sure to, in a positive manner, tell children ahead of time where they are going, what they are going to do, and what behavior is expected of them.