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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 Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem, “The Hill We Climb,” Empowered One Middle School Class

By Isaiah Moore As I started my Zoom class on January 20, 2021, the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration, I told my students today would be the only day I’d allow them to have something on in the background while … Continue reading

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Help Students Manage the Emotions of Going Back to School During the Pandemic

By Rayne Lacko, author of Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Going back to school can be stressful for children in the best of times, but a global pandemic can create emotional challenges that cause young people … Continue reading

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Combatting Hate Speech in Our Schools

By Stephanie Filio, author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis Your school has a zero-tolerance hate speech policy. How should administrators react to the following? A student who recently moved from Vietnam isn’t … Continue reading

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Facilitating Respectful Conversations About Politics with Kids

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., author of Get Gifted Students Talking: 76 Ready-to-Use Group Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More (Grades 6–12) Our world is currently colored by bleak pandemic data, racial and cultural tensions, economic hurt, long lines … Continue reading

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