Tag Archives: courage

Maybe the Cowardly Lion Was Right

By Allison Wedell Schumacher I’m afraid of heights. I don’t know why, but that’s the nature of phobias. They’re not necessarily rooted in experience or even logic. In cases like this, fear is hardwired into us—that fight-or-flight response that literally … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: How to Bring Social-Emotional Learning to Snack Time in Your Early Childhood Classroom

By Molly Breen Sharing food and conversation go hand in hand: As humans we are, in some ways, hardwired to do these things together. In hunter-gatherer clans, extended families and communities would assemble to share food and, presumably, conversation as … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart Day

Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. January 11 is Amelia Earhart Day. On January 11, 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person—man or woman—to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. Her … Continue reading

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Winter Sports, Year-Round Inspiration

by Mary Stennes Wilbourn and Alison Behnke Winter arrived early this year for most of us, and it hit with a vengeance. Windchills plummeted and snow fell hard, leaving many people thinking “here we go again.” Then, against the backdrop … Continue reading

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Beyond Jackie Robinson: Inspiring Sports Stories

by Mary Stennes Wilbourn and Alison Behnke In April of this year, Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. It has been 67 years since Robinson walked on the field as the first black baseball player in the league, and … Continue reading

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