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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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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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