Category Archives: Teaching

10 Fun STEAM Activities for Your Classroom

Adapted from STEAM In a Jar®: Experiments, Activities, and Trivia for Your Classroom by Garth Sundem With the school year fully underway, here are some activities to keep kids engaging their brains. These 10 fun (and educational) hands-on activities that … Continue reading

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How Can We Create Gender-Inclusive Classrooms and Communities?

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns We want children to feel loved and accepted from the beginning. But once they head off to communal play areas (child care, preschool, the playground), other children … Continue reading

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11 Creative Thinking Prompts to Build Classroom Community

Adapted from Creative Thinking In a Jar® We’re a few weeks into the school year, and before you get sucked into DEVOLSON (the dark, evil vortex of late September, October, and November), recapture some of that new school year sparkle! … Continue reading

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Perfectionism in Children: How Parents Can Help Bright, Complex Kids

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., coauthor of Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development I used to say, smiling, when discussing perfectionism that I wanted my surgeon, dentist, mechanic, electrician, and plumber to be perfectionists—but not my friends, … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Helping Children Understand Anger

by Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Mad Anger is generally a natural response to certain issues or situations, yet it is often felt or expressed in ways that are scary, confusing, or even unhealthy. Many people consider … Continue reading

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