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6 Student Empowerment Myths Every Teacher Should Know

By Patti Drapeau, author of Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation According to the Oxford Dictionary, empowerment is defined as “the power or authority given to someone to do something.” The definition also includes the process of becoming … Continue reading

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Letters to the Universe

As the coronavirus pandemic crosses the globe, we are learning that while we may be far apart, we are also deeply connected. In this post, we’d like to invite you and your students and families to write letters to our … Continue reading

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Making the Most of the End of the School Year

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day For most teachers, the school year is a whole lot of teaching lessons with some fun sprinkled in. But at the very end of the … Continue reading

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Online Resources for Kids with Learning Difficulties

By Lisa M. Kiss, M.Ed., contributing author Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom: How Every Teacher Can Help Struggling Students Succeed (Revised & Updated 3rd Edition) March 13, 2020, will be a date I remember for the rest … Continue reading

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How Teachers Can Help Students with Mental Health Issues During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends Schools have been closed across the country for weeks now. Some school systems have opted for online/distance learning, while others have provided optional ungraded course … Continue reading

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