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The Importance of Modeling Kindness and Empathy

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends A new viral trend has been reported recently in the news: the “New Teacher Challenge.” Parents show their children photos of different people and tell … Continue reading

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

This post was originally published January 22, 2018. 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 … Continue reading

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Problem Finding, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Critical Skills in Today’s World

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. Note: … Continue reading

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Help Students Manage the Emotions of Going Back to School During the Pandemic

By Rayne Lacko, author of Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Going back to school can be stressful for children in the best of times, but a global pandemic can create emotional challenges that cause young people … Continue reading

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Kids Can LEAP into Action to Fight Food Insecurity

By Erik Talkin, author of Lulu and the Hunger Monster Food insecurity (when a family doesn’t always have enough healthy food for the whole month) is a situation that can lead people to feel disempowered. When children are put in … Continue reading

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