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3 Big Things Families Can Do to Prepare for the School Year

Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. Unless you have been on a remote island all summer, you’ve likely been bombarded recently with back-to-school advertisements and school supplies in stores. Besides purchasing … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Lists: Bore, Chore, or Score?

By Eric Braun Whether the kids in your life love to read, hate to read, or, most likely, are somewhere in the middle, the answer to the titular question is largely up to us—the grown-ups, the makers and enforcers of … Continue reading

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Kids’ Goal-Setting: SMART Goals

Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. As educators we are called upon at the beginning of each school year to set goals for ourselves. Throughout the year, we reflect and change … Continue reading

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Counselor’s Corner: Back-to-School Tips for Students

Students (and adults) can be anxious about the start of a new school year. Planning for the year before it starts can help put students at ease and set them up for success. Here are some ways you can help … Continue reading

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Teaching Tolerance, Building on Common Ground

For most adults, the devastating images of 9/11 represent events in our lived experience. For kids in today’s elementary and middle school classrooms, however, 9/11 is historical, and they have no actual personal memories of the day. Even students who … Continue reading

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