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Character Education Books That Every Counselor Needs

By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. For the past two decades, I’ve been obsessed with picture books that can teach and help reinforce the values we espouse at … Continue reading

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Bonus Brain Boosters: Activities That Didn’t Fit

By Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor, coauthors of Brain Boosters for Groups In a Jar® Like many other writers, one particular part of the editing process makes us wince—the deletion of material! Gasp! Horror! Not just any material, mind you, … Continue reading

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That’s Not Fair! Teaching Kids the Difference Between Fair and Equal

By Barbara Gruener You’ve probably heard cries of, “That’s not fair!” a time or two in the recent past. Let’s face it: Life doesn’t always seem fair, especially to our young people. Once they adjust their thinking, however, and can understand … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Books for Building Successful Schools!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Ramona Williamson! This month we’re giving away books for principals, teachers, and counselors that will enhance instruction, motivate staff, improve school climate, and more! The Principal’s Survival Guide The PBIS Team … Continue reading

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Teaching at a New School: Advice for Learning the School’s Culture

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College). This post was originally published on August 22, 2013. In my career, I have taught at five different schools. It’s … Continue reading

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