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How Children Learn Bias

By Stephanie Filio Bias does not stem from fact, so the concept can be abstract and difficult to grasp. Bias is the manifestation of deeply rooted connections our brains have made between our experiences, things we are told, and grouped … Continue reading

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The Upside to Conflicts in Middle School

By Stephanie Filio I’m sitting at a busy lunch table full of sixth graders. There is energy you can’t put your finger on and a deafening hum that continues from the first lunch all the way to the last. All … Continue reading

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What Are Students Really Learning from Suspension?

By Stephanie Filio I work in a school that has a little over 1,500 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. With so many youngsters in one building, there are bound to be some poor choices and mistakes made as these students … Continue reading

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Creating a Trauma-Informed Learning Environment

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW We live in a time when trauma seems to be everywhere. Divorce is not uncommon. There have been numerous shootings in schools. Drugs and suicide continue to steal people every day. Poverty and abuse overwhelm, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Bullying Prevention Month

By Stephanie Filio With the unending pressures of social media and confusing behavioral standards for today’s children, it has become clear that students need a little extra help and guidance in their hallways. In response, most schools and school systems … Continue reading

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