Category Archives: Teaching

Creative Problem-Solving in Education: An Excerpt from Talent Zones

In the book Talent Zones, author Lee Hancock, Ph.D., presents ten evidence-based, developmentally appropriate strategies called Talent Development Zones (TDZs). These TDZs transform talent concepts and research into practical strategies adults can use to create environments for developing talents. We’re … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Unleash the Power of Music in the Classroom

By Shawn Forster, songwriter for the We Say What’s Okay series and writer/creator of Weird! The Musical Have you ever been “earwormed” by a catchy song? You hear a song, and think you are done with it, but the tune … Continue reading

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Too Much Screen Time? How to Model Positive and Appropriate Tech Use for Teens

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? As any parent knows, getting kids to stick to limits when it comes to screen time can be a challenge. With so many enticing options, from gaming … Continue reading

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10 Ideas for Supporting Emotionally Intense Students

By Andrew Hawk Depending on their position, teachers will work with hundreds, and even thousands, of students throughout their careers. From the first year’s class to the last, students in a room will have a wide range of similarities and … Continue reading

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Ways to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day in Your Classroom

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day As teachers, we make it our practice to model, teach, and encourage kindness every day. But why not kick it up a notch for Random … Continue reading

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