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The Golden Hour: Dear Class of 2020

By Barbara Gruener I’d never even heard the phrase the golden hour until I entered that second-grade classroom in early March for a mindfulness visit and my student jumped up, blurting out, “Yay, it’s time for my golden hour!” Before … Continue reading

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Tips for Tackling Tough Conversations with Students

By Barbara Gruener It’s that time of year again—springtime, when students in your school family seem to know each other so well that they’re squabbling worse than siblings do, which means it might be time to don that helmet and … Continue reading

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7 Lessons for School Counselors to Help Students Navigate Life’s Ups and Downs

By Barbara Gruener I was roughly 25 years old when friends invited me to join them on a ski trip to Idaho. Without much thought, I accepted their kind invitation. When we arrived, I naively boarded the chairlift and followed … Continue reading

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The Writing on the Wall: 10 Bulletin Boards to Support Social-Emotional Learning

By Barbara Gruener Maybe you’ve heard the expression, Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future. Might it follow then that if you showed me the halls and walls of your school, I’d know everything there is to … Continue reading

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SMART Goals for Social-Emotional Learning

By Barbara Gruener Because goals know no calendar, goal setting is one of those things that can be done around the clock, at any time of the year. The start of a new year and the beginning of a new … Continue reading

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