Tag Archives: resilience

Mistakes, Bad Breaks, and Other Headaches: Helping Kids Bounce Back

By Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, coauthors of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes Perhaps you have heard the famous story about Alexander Fleming, that sloppy scientist who left some of his petri dishes unwashed and ended … Continue reading

Posted in Social & Emotional Learning | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Food for Thought: How to Bring Social-Emotional Learning to Snack Time in Your Early Childhood Classroom

By Molly Breen Sharing food and conversation go hand in hand: As humans we are, in some ways, hardwired to do these things together. In hunter-gatherer clans, extended families and communities would assemble to share food and, presumably, conversation as … Continue reading

Posted in Early Childhood, Social & Emotional Learning | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Counselor's Corner | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Helping Kids Build Resilience to Shame

By William T. Mulcahy, LPC, NCC, CEAP, author of the Zach Rules series As I’ve been thinking about writing this post about helping kids overcome shame, I’ve been struggling to capture my thoughts about the issue. Based on my experiences, … Continue reading

Posted in Early Childhood, Social & Emotional Learning | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Life Is a Flower Among Thorns: An Excerpt from Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges by Garth Sundem

The book Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges profiles kids who have overcome challenges. You might recognize Malala Yousafzai, who chose to risk death to attend school. There’s also Soosan Firooz, who broke barriers to become Afghanistan’s first female rapper … Continue reading

Posted in Free Spirit News, Publishing | Tagged | 1 Comment