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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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Guest Post: Why Young Adult Novels Are So Dark (An Insider’s Perspective)

By Belle Allen, a high school senior A hundred years ago, the young adult (YA) genre did not exist. If children read novels, they read adult novels, simply because nothing else was available. The word teenager did not even exist … Continue reading

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How to talk to teens—I mean, young adults

by Belle Allen, a high school senior The ultimate challenge, the Mt. Everest of social conundrums: speaking to a teen. As a senior in high school, I’d say that I’ve weathered the storm, and from it I bring to you—parents, … Continue reading

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