Category Archives: Teaching

5 Ways to Help Kids See the Positive Side of Boredom

by Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Bored Boredom is generally defined as dissatisfaction, unhappiness, restlessness, and other negative feelings, and children often fight to escape its grip. The solution, however, is for parents and caregivers to teach … Continue reading

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How Educators Can Help Anxious Students

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids Feeling anxious is common for kids and teens. Everybody feels nervous at some point or worries about things such as grades, … Continue reading

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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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