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No Name-Calling Week: Highlighting Pronouns

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way It’s No Name-Calling Week, time for adults to pay special attention to the names kids are calling one another and the different forms … Continue reading

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Coaching Students to Overcome Executive Function Struggles

By Emily Kircher-Morris, author of forthcoming Free Spirit title Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom Imagine an orchestra preparing for a concert, and all the instruments are warming up. You can hear the flutes, the strings, and the tuba—all the … Continue reading

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To Help Kids Succeed, Help Them Fail

By Kelly Huegel Madrone, author of LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens  As mentors, how do we help kids succeed? Perhaps we’ve largely been starting with the wrong (or at least an unhelpful) question. … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Find the Courage to Fail

By Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, coauthors of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes When you suggest that your child or student try something new, do they typically respond in one of the following ways? I won’t … Continue reading

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When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Indoor Recess Can Be Delightful!

By Shannon Anderson, author of Penelope Perfect: A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild Many of us are already experiencing the cold, rain, and snow this time of year brings. And you know what that means . . . indoor recess! … Continue reading

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