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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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Empowering Children Through Active Listening

By Molly Breen Our days spent with young children can often be a bit of an emotional roller coaster: high highs and low lows. Part of our daily work as educators is to provide stabilizing skills and coping that help … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Ease Children’s Anxiety in Uncertain or Unstructured Times

By Danielle Schultz Unstructured time can make some children (and adults) feel anxious. Here are tips to help ease stress and anxiety by adding some structure to otherwise unstructured time, whether that’s due to COVID-19 or summer break. Create a … Continue reading

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Reducing Student Anxiety in the Midst of COVID-19

By Stephanie Filio What. In. The. World. Coronavirus? A pandemic?! Every day I am getting closer and closer to being able to begin to process what is going on, but it is certainly slow going. First, there is my baseline: … Continue reading

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Words for the Absolutely Incredible Kid in Your Life

By Allison Amy Wedell As someone who makes her living by writing, one of my favorite sayings is, “Words mean things.” That’s a rather glib way to convey the immense power of words, whether written or spoken. Words have the … Continue reading

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