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The Picture Book Project: How a Group of Third Graders Continued the Story of Kindness

By Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy, author and illustrator of the Weird series and Nobody! When Tim Francis, counselor at York and Jefferson Elementary Schools in Middlebury, Indiana, reached out to thank us for creating the Weird series, we had … Continue reading

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Un-Cliqueing the Preschool Clique

By Molly Breen Say the word clique, and it generally conjures a not-so-favorable image of “mean girls” (or boys, or kids) in the throes of middle school identity woes. It may surprise you to know that clique power dynamics emerge … Continue reading

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Create SEL Lessons That Are Flexible, Factual, and Fun!

By Liz Bergren Social and emotional learning has significant short-term and long-term benefits, including positive behaviors and relationships; improved test scores, grades, and attendance; higher graduation rates; and better mental health. As a former classroom teacher, at times I found … Continue reading

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Oops! Even Teachers Make Mistakes

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) You did it. You made a mistake. Teachers are surprisingly human. We are not perfect. Of course we make mistakes. … Continue reading

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Being Flexible with Flex Classroom Seating

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey: A Tale of Busting Boredom in School Thinking about using flex seating for your classroom? I’m a huge fan. That being said, I’ve learned over the years that not all students do well … Continue reading

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