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How to Boost Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in Students: A Q&A with Drs. Maurice Elias and Steven Tobias

By Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., and Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D., coauthors of Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students: 30 Flexible Research-Based Activities to Build EQ Skills (Grades 5–9) Developing emotional intelligence (EQ) in students is essential to preparing them for success … Continue reading

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Helping Tweens Understand and Cope with Anxiety

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids During the tween years, kids have a lot on their plates. Middle school can be quite challenging with juggling multiple teachers … Continue reading

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Fostering Confidence to Engage Students in Learning: A Q&A with Dr. Richard Cash

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn For students to achieve academically, they must have a sense of confidence in themselves and their abilities to perform. Building students’ self-esteem and … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Collaboration in the Classroom

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey: A Tale of Busting Boredom in School I don’t remember my teachers assigning a lot of cooperative learning activities when I was younger, but when they did require group projects, I cringed. Somehow, … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Support LGBTQ Students on the Day of Silence

By Kelly Huegel Madrone, author of GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens  On April 27, 2018, thousands of students across the country will take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing of LGBTQ … Continue reading

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