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How Can We Create Gender-Inclusive Classrooms and Communities?

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns We want children to feel loved and accepted from the beginning. But once they head off to communal play areas (child care, preschool, the playground), other children … Continue reading

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Is It Teasing or Bullying?

By Judy S. Freedman, M.S.W., and Mimi P. Black, coauthors of Ease the Tease When a child says, “I’m being bullied,” parents and educators are right to take these words seriously. Research has shown that targets of bullying are more … Continue reading

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The Power of Empathy During Bullying Prevention Month

By Judy S. Freedman, M.S.W., coauthor of Ease the Tease “How would you feel if that happened to you?” This question opens the door to teaching children about empathy. Empathy is recognizing, understanding, and caring about how someone feels, or … Continue reading

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Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: The Tale of Super Hani

By Deb Douglas, coeditor of Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: Perspectives from the Field Hani has headed back to school this fall with a spectacular new superpower . . . SELF-ADVOCACY! She’s ready, willing, and able to speak up, ask for … Continue reading

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Supporting Twice-Exceptional Students: A Q&A from Emily Kircher-Morris

By Emily Kircher-Morris, author of Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom Twice-exceptional (2e) learners are a unique layering of advanced cognitive ability (giftedness) and neurodivergence (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.). Sometimes, their giftedness hides their struggles, until they are no longer … Continue reading

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