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What to Expect When Your Child Needs Therapy

By Melissa Martin, author of  Tessie Tames Her Tongue Imagine your child is experiencing intense emotional distress that vacillates between crying spells and episodes of explosive anger. His sleep is restless, and he’s having nightmares. His appetite has decreased. He … Continue reading

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Teacher To-Dos: A Checklist for the End of the School Year

By Andrew Hawk At every school where I have worked, teachers must complete an end-of-the-year checklist. Depending on your administrator, your checklist may be quite long or have only a couple of items. When teachers receive their lists also depends … Continue reading

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Enter to win Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School!

This giveaway is now closed. We’re giving away copies of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School to five lucky readers! The 48 practical, research-based lessons in the book teach students prosocial attitudes and behaviors to prevent bullying. To Enter: Leave … Continue reading

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Strategies for Helping At-Risk Students Succeed

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. When you hear the term at risk, your initial inquiry might be: At risk of what? An online dictionary defines at risk … Continue reading

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Tips to Reengage Kids Who Have Checked Out for the School Year

Keeping your students engaged during the final weeks of school can be a challenge. The Free Spirit Advisory Board members are here to share their best advice for reengaging kids who have checked out for the school year. “Keeping kids … Continue reading

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