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Movement, Play, and SEL: Create a Picture Book Dance Story

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Over my long career as a dance educator, I have especially enjoyed teaching creative dance to young children. I love inspiring their … 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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Rough-and-Tumble Play in Early Childhood Education

By Molly Breen How do you feel about wrestling? I mean it. How does it feel in your body when children in your group begin wrestling or play fighting? Does it stimulate your flight, fight, or freeze response? Can you … Continue reading

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When Students Return: 3 Lessons We Can Learn from the Performing Arts

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. Ok, … 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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