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Sketchnoting in School for Increased Retention and Understanding

By Susan Daniels, Ph.D., author of Visual Learning and Teaching: An Essential Guide for Educators K–8 So . . . what exactly is sketchnoting, and why sketchnote in school? Sketchnoting is a form of visual note-taking that includes words and … Continue reading

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Being Flexible with Flex Classroom Seating

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey: A Tale of Busting Boredom in School Thinking about using flex seating for your classroom? I’m a huge fan. That being said, I’ve learned over the years that not all students do well … Continue reading

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Clean, Comfy, and Qualified: How (and Why) to Assemble a Teaching “Uniform”

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) Not sure what to wear to work? Think back to one or two of your own teachers who looked like … Continue reading

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Helping Children Develop Social Skills Through Play

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!™ series Play can take on myriad of forms depending on the developmental maturity and personality of the child, … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution for Students with Special Needs

By Benjamin Farrey-Latz, author of I Can Learn Social Skills! Poems About Getting Along, Being a Good Friend, and Growing Up Conflicts are an expected part of life. All children need tools to help them resolve the conflicts they experience. … Continue reading

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