Tag Archives: social emotional learning

Enter to Win the Laugh & Learn® Series

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Meredith! This month we’re thrilled to give away a complete set of eleven books from the Laugh & Learn series, featuring realistic topics, practical advice, silly jokes, fun illustrations, and a kid-centric … Continue reading

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Enter to Win the Laugh & Learn® Series

This giveaway is now closed. This month we’re thrilled to give away a complete set of eleven books in the Laugh & Learn series, featuring realistic topics, practical advice, silly jokes, fun illustrations, and a kid-centric point of view. The … Continue reading

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Beyond the Playdate: Practicing Social Skills at Home

By Allison Wedell Schumacher In my other, pre-parent life, I was a professional actress. And while that may sound glamorous, it usually meant long hours rehearsing plays or musicals for shockingly low pay. Some say the rule of thumb is … Continue reading

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Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core

By Katherine McKnight, Ph.D., author of The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core There’s no magic spell that can transform students into learners. Strong standards alone can’t do it. Strong standards combined with inspired teaching, committed schools, a limitless … Continue reading

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Building Character in Kids with Nature’s Lessons

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of Building Character with True Stories from Nature. This post was originally published July 25, 2013. Weldon lost his homework somewhere between the front door of the school and the school bus. He regularly lost … Continue reading

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