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What to Do When Violence Hits Close to Home

By Stephanie Filio My city is massive in land and population. We have wonderful diversity in this southern bubble of ours, fueled by a coast, tourist-enticing beaches, and our beloved military bases. It is both comfortably slow and expeditiously efficient. … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned with My Students This Year

By Stephanie Filio So much happens within a school year for educators that I think we process each detail all summer. What have I learned from my students this year? The Short There is never enough time. Students are incredibly … Continue reading

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How to Establish a Caring Process for Mandated Reporting

By Stephanie Filio It is 3:55, and the release bell rings at 4:00. Everyone is happy, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the counselor’s office has been quiet for about 15 minutes. The end of … Continue reading

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Understanding Peer Pressure

By Stephanie Filio Peer pressure plagues every generation. Why do kids try to influence each other to do things that might negatively impact them? Why do kids listen to their peers instead of their own moral compass? The problem is … Continue reading

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It’s Contagious! The Power of Positive Peer Pressure

By Stephanie Filio This year I said goodbye to a group of students whom I had rolled with for three years. They are moving on to high school, leaving middle school with excited trepidation, basic knowledge about graduation requirements, academic … Continue reading

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