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Simple Tips for a Kinder Middle School Culture

By Naomi Drew, M.A., and Christa M. Tinari, M.A., coauthors of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying Kids thrive in an atmosphere of kindness. They blossom, do better in … Continue reading

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Teaching Children the Value of Making Mistakes: A Case Study with Myself

By William T. Mulcahy, LPC, NCC, CEAP, author of the Zach Rules series Perhaps the most important habit I promote as a therapist and children’s author is healthy coping. Basically this means helping people learn and practice being able to … Continue reading

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Quick Bursts to Brighten the Winter Blues and Engage Young Brains

Adapted from Brain Boosters for Groups In a Jar®: Brain-enhancing games to get teens moving and connecting by Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor As winter drags on, the gray days (or white ones) and cold nights can lead to fidgety … Continue reading

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Talking to Young Children About Differences

By Cindy Gainer, author of I’m Like You, You’re Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other I had an opportunity the other day, when the weather in this part of Pennsylvania was unusually warm, to take a … Continue reading

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Nice Catch! How to Handle Criticism from Your Principal

By Justin Ashley, author of The Balanced Teacher Path: How to Teach, Live, and Be Happy Receiving criticism from a principal is a painful experience. Maybe it’s about your lesson plan or classroom management. Maybe it’s about your students’ test … Continue reading

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