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To Help Kids Succeed, Help Them Fail

By Kelly Huegel Madrone, author of LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens  As mentors, how do we help kids succeed? Perhaps we’ve largely been starting with the wrong (or at least an unhelpful) question. … Continue reading

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When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Indoor Recess Can Be Delightful!

By Shannon Anderson, author of Penelope Perfect: A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild Many of us are already experiencing the cold, rain, and snow this time of year brings. And you know what that means . . . indoor recess! … Continue reading

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13 Refreshing Ideas to Prevent Teacher Burnout During Winter Break

You’ve made it through DEVOLSON (the dark, evil vortex of late September, October, and November). Congrats! But as the winter break looms ahead, you may feel the stress begin to creep back in. Try any (or all!) of these options … Continue reading

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Help Kids Develop a Growth Mindset with the Theory of Multiple Intelligences

By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of Smarts! Everybody’s Got Them There’s a lot of emphasis in contemporary culture on children’s achievement levels, starting in preschool, where studies contend that teaching math at that level will give kids a leg up … Continue reading

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Mindfulness for Rookie Teachers

By James Butler, M.Ed., author of Mindful Classrooms: Daily 5-Minute Practices to Support Social-Emotional Learning (PreK to Grade 5) I remember my rookie year in teaching like it was yesterday (it was 2002), and I sure would have benefited from … Continue reading

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