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6 Reasons Groups Thrive on Teambuilding Games

By Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor, coauthors of Brain Boosters for Groups In a Jar® Looking for a way to build team spirit with a group of teens? Trying to get them off their phones or electronic devices? Want to … Continue reading

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Bonus Brain Boosters: Activities That Didn’t Fit

By Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor, coauthors of Brain Boosters for Groups In a Jar® Like many other writers, one particular part of the editing process makes us wince—the deletion of material! Gasp! Horror! Not just any material, mind you, … Continue reading

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The Ten Minute Challenge

By Patrick Kelley, author of Teaching Smarter You take a deep breath and look out into the class of happy faces, and there it is: The clock is mocking you. You think, Did I see that right—ten minutes left of … Continue reading

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Recovering from a Terrible Day at School: How to Help Students Relax, Reflect, and Return

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. It’s hard to think about rebounding from one of those days during which nothing seems to go your way without remembering Judith … Continue reading

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Even Teachers Make Mistakes: How to Bounce Back from Blunders

By Patrick Kelley, author of Teaching Smarter Had a bad day? Sometimes it’s your fault, sometimes it’s not. Either way, the next day in the classroom matters! Maybe you lost your cool and argued with a student. Maybe you showed … Continue reading

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