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Drug and alcohol abuse among students

30 April 2015

Continuing her series on young people’s mental health, Dr Stephanie Thornton looks at issues surrounding substance abuse and how schools can help.

Mental health: Self-harm and suicide

12 March 2015

Probably many more students than you think self-harm or have suicidal thoughts, warns Dr Stephanie Thornton. She offers her advice on recognising the early signs of problems.

Mental health and aggression

5 March 2015

Certain mental health conditions can lead to aggressive or violent behaviour in students. In the third of her series on mental health in schools, Dr Stephanie Thornton offers her advice.

Mental health: Spotting the signs...

5 February 2015

Continuing her series on mental health, Dr Stephanie Thornton discusses how teachers and support staff on the frontline can recognise the warning signs of possible mental health issues.

The rising mental health crisis

29 January 2015

In a new series of articles, Dr Stephanie Thornton tackles the mental health crisis, with a focus on practical steps schools can take to support pupils. Here, she discusses the scale of the problems ...

Genes, ‘intelligence’ and our education

26 June 2014

In the fourth and final article of her series on the teenage brain and how it affects education, Dr Stephanie Thornton discusses the implications of what we know about ‘intelligence’.

Teenage risk-taking and the role of teachers

19 June 2014

Continuing her series on the changing teenage brain and how it affects their education, Dr Stephanie Thornton discusses teenage risk-taking and poses some questions for teachers.

Teenage biology: Those raging hormones

5 June 2014

In the first of a four-part series focusing on the biology of the teenage body and how it affects their education, Dr Stephanie Thornton discusses adolescent turbulence and asks: is it all in the ...

Do your students know when to give up?

30 January 2014

Is knowing when to quit the key to success? Dr Stephanie Thornton explains why the art of strategic quitting can improve students’ outcomes.

Helping your students to handle success and failure

16 January 2014

Being unable to handle failure, or indeed success, can be damaging for our students. Dr Stephanie Thornton considers how we can foster a healthy attitude to success and failure in the young.

Is grit the new IQ?

9 January 2014

Do you still believe that IQ is fixed and cannot be altered? Dr Stephanie Thornton looks at the increasing evidence that it is grit and determination, rather than IQ, that can predict success and ...

It’s all a question of timetabling...

4 July 2013

Do teenagers only have themselves to blame if they stay up all night and then struggle to concentrate in class? Dr Stephanie Thornton explains why this might be unfair and why it could be a question ...

Success with student group work

13 June 2013

Group work is important in fostering students’ learning skills, but ensuring this approach is effective can be difficult. Dr Stephanie Thornton offers some practical advice for fostering better ...

Five lessons for giving effective student feedback

9 May 2013

The role of high-quality feedback is widely acknowledged in improving students’ learning and outcomes. Drawing on a range of research, Dr Stephanie Thornton discusses the five key lessons to ...

The problems with virtual schooling

29 November 2012

Virtual schools are common in America and their role is being increasingly debated in the UK. Psychologist Dr Stephanie Thornton considers the implications of this model of learning and issues a ...

The role of self-esteem

18 October 2012

Everyone should have high self-esteem ― or should they? Dr Stephanie Thornton asks if we have got the balance between praise and realism right.

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