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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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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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Addressing Microaggressions: Exploring Assumptions and Stereotypes

By Christa M. Tinari, coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School Microaggression. It’s one of those terms that can draw a lot of ire. But is it really “a thing”? According to Dr. Derald Wing Sue, “Microaggressions are … Continue reading

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Properly Pronouncing Students’ Names (And Why It’s Important)

By Erin Frankel, author of the Weird series. Someone asked me recently if I liked my name. “Yes,” I replied without thinking twice. I’ve always liked my name: Erin. Having married a Spaniard and lived in Spain for almost two … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Respect: Preventing and Addressing Bias-Based Bullying

By Christa M. Tinari, coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School (available March 2017) Race. Class. Gender identity. Sexual orientation. Immigration status. Religion. Ability. Differences! Let’s talk about them during National Bullying Prevention Month. The most recent … Continue reading

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