Tag Archives: holidays

Is It Winter Break Yet?

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey Transforming our classrooms into winter wonderlands for the month of December spreads good cheer and sets the mood for the upcoming holiday festivities. It can also spark the onset of so much excitement … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Strategies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Haze: How to Keep Students Engaged in Class

By Andrew Hawk Every group of students seems to have one or two members who constantly work ahead of the rest of the pack. Sometimes these students have a better grasp of the material, so they can complete their work … Continue reading

Posted in Elementary Angle, Teaching Strategies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gratitude Is Good for the Heart: Teaching Kids the Value of Giving Thanks

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh) Today I read a letter … Continue reading

Posted in Character Education, Service Learning & Volunteerism | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enter Our Holiday Manners Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Stella Bromley! This holiday season, encourage better behavior around the table with must-have resources on the importance of learning and exercising good manners. One reader will win all of these resources: Noses … Continue reading

Posted in Social & Emotional Learning | Tagged , , | 84 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

We’re celebrating Thanksgiving today in the United States, with family and football, turkey and traditions, wishbones and whipping cream. Our office is closed today and tomorrow while we take time to remember all the things we’re grateful for. Most important, … Continue reading

Posted in Free Spirit News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment