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Great Ways Children Can Help on Thanksgiving

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!® series Gathering with family and friends each November can be a time to reflect on all the good people … Continue reading

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Using ROLE Play to Develop Self-Regulation for Learning Strategies

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. Self-regulation … Continue reading

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Building Inclusive Libraries That Reach Underserved Populations

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning The whole building at all times should be managed with the broadest spirit of hospitality. . . . Then do away with all unnecessary restrictions, take … Continue reading

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Best Practices for a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

By Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D., Kelli J. Esteves, Ed.D., and Alice Woodrow, Ed.D., coauthors of RTI Success: Proven Tools and Strategies for Schools and Classrooms (Revised & Updated Edition) Multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is a framework schools use to meet … Continue reading

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Too Much Whining While Waiting? Tips to Foster Patience in Children

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Waiting Is Not Forever Do you know Veruca Salt? She’s the spoiled, impatient young girl from Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was made into the classic Willy Wonka movie. Veruca … Continue reading

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