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Classroom Activities for Dealing with Everyday Feelings

By Liz Bergren Social-emotional learning (SEL) is becoming more and more necessary in mainstream curriculum. Not only is SEL valuable in its own right, it also can positively affect learning and achievement. According to an Education Week story about the … Continue reading

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Teachers Tell Us: Tried-and-True Icebreaker Activities for the New School Year

Icebreaker activities are a great way to get kids talking about themselves and connecting with their classmates. The Free Spirit Advisory Board is here to share their tried-and-true activities to break the ice and help kids feel excited for the … Continue reading

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Teacher To-Dos: A Checklist for the First Day of School

By Andrew Hawk For teachers, students, and parents, the first day of school is one of the most influential days of the year. First-year teachers will face emotions ranging from fear to excitement. Veteran teachers will be excited to try … Continue reading

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Tips, Quotes, and Activities to Start the School Year on a Positive Note

Help your students (and yourself!) start off this school year right by staying positive. These tips, quotes, and helpful reminders for positive thinking can be perfect conversation starters for the classroom to keep kids feeling motivated to succeed. Words of … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Strategies for Parents of Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

By Elizabeth Reeve, coauthor of The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) The transition back to school can be challenging for all families. For families with children on the autism spectrum, the start of school offers … Continue reading

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