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Questions to Ask All Students as the School Year Starts and Proceeds

By Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., coauthor of Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students: 30 Flexible Research-Based Activities to Build EQ Skills (Grades 5–9) Robert Brooks has been a voice for humanism, caring, and the value of bouncing back for many years. … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Create a Positive Classroom Culture with Your Students

By Liz Bergren I saw a tweet recently that stated that the most important thing to do in the beginning of the school year is to establish rules and routines. Soon after that, someone replied asking about establishing relationships and … Continue reading

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Helping Children Join In and Play at Recess

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!™ series I remember the anticipation of the first day of school when I was in first grade, and … Continue reading

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What Happens When the Principal Has First-Day-of-School Jitters?

By Andrew Hawk When I first became a teacher, I intended to teach for ten years. Afterward, I wanted to transition into either administration or college instruction. By the time I started a graduate program in educational leadership, I knew … Continue reading

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Movement Activities for Young Children to Break the Ice

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Here are two playful movement activities that work well for the beginning of the school year, or anytime! Each includes a guide … Continue reading

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