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Teaching at a New School: Advice for Learning the School’s Culture

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College). This post was originally published on August 22, 2013. In my career, I have taught at five different schools. It’s … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Take the Grrrr Out of Family Time (When Summer Grows Long)

By Eric Braun My boys may be getting older—14 and 12—but they still maintain their youthful vitality when it comes to bickering like toddlers. They do have a bit of a higher tolerance for each other now, though. We’d made … Continue reading

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Disney Pixar’s Inside Out Starts a Conversation About Feelings

By Goldie Millar and Lisa A. Berger, coauthors of F Is for Feelings Children’s feelings are enjoying some time in the spotlight this summer! With the recent release of Pixar Studio’s animated feature film Inside Out, children’s feelings are being … Continue reading

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Why Your Gifted Child Isn’t Living Up to Expectations (And What You Can Do About It)

By Jim Delisle, Ph.D. Of all the issues confronting gifted kids, their parents, and their teachers, one of the most contentious can be whittled down to one word: expectations. Whether it is concern over grades (“A few B-plusses will keep … Continue reading

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Smart Phones and Stupid Mistakes: 12 Tips for Cell Phone Civility

By Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., author of How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out Did you know that July is “Cell Phone Courtesy Month”? I sure didn’t. At least, not until Free Spirit … Continue reading

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