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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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When We Lose a Fellow Teacher

By Stephanie Filio When someone in a school has something to celebrate, the whole school celebrates together. Marriages, graduations, babies—no matter what it is, the staff is less weighty, the kids catch the spirit, and everyone moves through the day … Continue reading

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What to Do When Violence Hits Close to Home

By Stephanie Filio My city is massive in land and population. We have wonderful diversity in this southern bubble of ours, fueled by a coast, tourist-enticing beaches, and our beloved military bases. It is both comfortably slow and expeditiously efficient. … Continue reading

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How to Mediate Contentious Political Discussions Among Students

By Patrick Kelley, author of Teaching Smarter Like it or not, contentious political discussions are probably going to happen in your classroom this year, even if you’re a math teacher! When they do, how will you react? Language will be … Continue reading

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#ReachHigher for Red Ribbon Week

Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. Every October, the National Family Partnership—a parent advocacy group that works to prevent drug abuse in kids—names a Red Ribbon Week as a way to … Continue reading

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