Category Archives: Teaching

Service Learning During the Pandemic: One Teacher’s Perspective

By Isaiah Moore When I was younger, my friends and I had a favorite spot to play. Behind our local grocery store, there was a steep hill that provided a ton of fun. We would pick a few discarded boxes … Continue reading

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How Intergenerational Relationships Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development

By Mélina Mangal, author of Jayden’s Impossible Garden As an educator teaching through distance learning, I’ve observed the abundance of students connecting to lessons while in the care of grandparents, other relatives, and family friends and neighbors. For some families, … Continue reading

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They/Them: How to Create an Environment Where Personal Pronouns Are Shared and Respected

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns Respecting the fact that many people use they/them/their as their personal pronouns does not mean that everyone is accustomed to or in the habit of using the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Asking About Pronouns

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns As teachers, parents, and caregivers, we try our best to create environments that are inclusive and celebrate diversity. We know how important it is to read books … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Help Teens Manage Difficult Emotions

By Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes, coauthors of Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Young people have never had more forms of communication and media for expressing feelings, rates of helplessness, anxiety, and depression. Teens are struggling … Continue reading

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