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How to Break the Habit of Using Gendered Terms in Your Classroom (and What to Use Instead)

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies “Ok, line up . . . boys in one line, girls in the other!” How many times have we heard statements like that in a classroom? Yet we live in … Continue reading

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How to Use Mental Health Check-Ins to Address Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis Students often have many things going on in their lives that are hidden from view; they may be grappling with traumatic experiences … Continue reading

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How to Connect Virtual and In-Person Students

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis Two years ago, we learned to search for unique student needs in our schools. Last year, we learned to reach students learning … Continue reading

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Activities for Every Day of Week of the Young Child®

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies and Shawn Forster, vice president of Peaceful Schools and artistic director of Peaceful Schools Productions Started in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Week … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Creating Inclusive Movement Activities

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play The basic tenet of creative movement/creative dance (the terms are interchangeable) is that the most important part of the activity is the … Continue reading

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