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Working Through Conflict During the Pandemic

By Christine Snyder, M.A., and Chris Amirault, Ph.D., coauthors of Finding Your Way Through Conflict: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators “Exhausted.” “Isolated.” “Enough already!” “Wrung out.” “Just done.” For everyone we ask, it’s been a lousy several months. The … Continue reading

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Help Students Manage the Emotions of Going Back to School During the Pandemic

By Rayne Lacko, author of Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Going back to school can be stressful for children in the best of times, but a global pandemic can create emotional challenges that cause young people … Continue reading

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The Year of the Empowered Student

By Patti Drapeau, author of Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation Remember when we all looked forward to going back to school? We actually mourned the loss of the summer, and we looked forward to the new school … Continue reading

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Children Are Experiencing Real Loss, and We Need to Acknowledge That

By Lisa L. Walsh, author of Violet the Snowgirl: A Story of Loss and Healing As we inch ever closer to the upcoming school year, already begun for many, our back-to-school list looks different than usual. The social and emotional … Continue reading

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Returning to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Some Factors to Consider

By Andrew Hawk I can remember when back-to-school planning consisted of hours of discussing how to best prepare students to pass state standardized tests. At the time, the planning process felt impossible. For several years, “annual yearly progress” seemed to … Continue reading

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