This generation, compared with previous generations at the same age and stage in their lives, is more informed and aware of the world around them — consequently, they are also incredibly self-aware. They have grown up in an era where education about and destigmatization of mental illness is prevalent, and they are often receptive to the advice to talk openly about it. So as the adults in the conversation about mental health, how do we support our youth?
The District is recognized for the quality of leadership at the Board, administration, and school level. Our school board members are truly committed to public education. They provide the District with the tight focus and oversight needed to ensure that we serve our students well, with an emphasis on the whole child. Our principals work closely with our teachers and staff members to set high goals and work diligently to accomplish those goals.
In Laguna Beach Unified School District, we are incredibly fortunate to have strong community support from the PTA, SchoolPower and the SchoolPower Foundation. Their continued support and investment of time, funds, and energy, have contributed to a truly exceptional learning environment for our students, who are able to choose among a wide array of activities and learning experiences. Together, we provide a sterling education for our students, who are the future leaders of our country and our world. I am confident their experience here in the Laguna Beach schools will launch them into a successful future.
In the 1930s, a Swiss psychologist named Jean Piaget introduced the theory of cognitive development, explaining how children actively construct knowledge and meaning from their experiences. Piaget argued that this exploratory process was a critical component of authentic, lasting learning.