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The Power of Young People: 14 Ways Students Are Making a Difference

By Natalie C. Jacobs, J.D., coauthor of Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court Youth activism and civic engagement are nothing new. Young people often have an energy and a determination that … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Help Teens Take Local Action on Global Youth Representation Issues

Adapted from The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis. Teens are more civically engaged than ever, according to a recent study. The 2018 midterm elections … Continue reading

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Rebel with a Cause: How to Guide the Middle School Activist

By Judge Tom Jacobs and Natalie Jacobs, coauthors of Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court “People love what other people are passionate about.” —Mia (played by Emma Stone) in La La … Continue reading

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Inauguration Apprehension: How to Help Children Express Their Feelings in Times of Change

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. The inauguration of the next president of the United States can be an exciting time of possibility, change, and growth, but due … Continue reading

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How to Mediate Contentious Political Discussions Among Students

By Patrick Kelley, author of Teaching Smarter Like it or not, contentious political discussions are probably going to happen in your classroom this year, even if you’re a math teacher! When they do, how will you react? Language will be … Continue reading

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