Educators Corner

Amachi, Inc. provides a wide variety of information for the adults that work with children and adolescents. This section features meaningful and helpful articles, blogs, videos and much more.

Since 2003, we have been empowering youth through a number of academic, social, and cultural enrichment programs and activities. At AMACHI Inc., we believe that an essential part of making a difference in the life of a child is for adults to be equipped with information that can be used to empower the young people they are working with. We hope to provide data based insight into best practices in the classroom for teachers and provide teachers with information that they can share with parents and caregivers so that we all can participate in "what God intended for each child." Check out all of our latest updates, and check us out on FB, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

There are a lot of students who enter college as lousy writers — and who graduate without seeming to make much, if any, improvement. It is true in the arts as well as the sciences, anecdotally evidenced by some of the blog post submissions I get from a wide range of people whose jobs would suggest they can communicate well in writing but, as it turns out, not so much.

Teaching Tolerance was founded in 1991 as a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center and is dedicated to reducing prejudice and supporting equitable school experiences for all children in America. It provides free educational materials, and its magazine is sent to nearly every school in the country.  Follow the link to find a list of resources that teachers and parents can use to help educate children about race, racism and police violence at a time when the country is reeling from a string of killings of black men at the hands of police in cities across the country, as well as the killing of five white police officers by a black gunman in Dallas.

The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests yet another reason more children are being diagnosed with ADHD, whether or not they really have it: the amount of time kids are forced to sit while they are in school.