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The Picture Book Project: How a Group of Third Graders Continued the Story of Kindness

By Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy, author and illustrator of the Weird series and Nobody! When Tim Francis, counselor at York and Jefferson Elementary Schools in Middlebury, Indiana, reached out to thank us for creating the Weird series, we had … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Make Your Classroom Safe for LGBTQ Students

By Kelly Huegel Madrone, author of GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens  As visibility increases for LGBTQ people and issues, kids are adopting these identities at earlier ages. Just a few decades ago, most … Continue reading

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Unlearning: Three Steps to Changing Bullying Behavior

By Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of  End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy: The Proven 6Rs of Bullying Prevention That Create Inclusive, Safe, and Caring Schools Dear Dr. Borba: My son’s teacher says he bullies a classmate by saying cruel, hurtful things. … Continue reading

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Addressing Microaggressions: Exploring Assumptions and Stereotypes

By Christa M. Tinari, coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School Microaggression. It’s one of those terms that can draw a lot of ire. But is it really “a thing”? According to Dr. Derald Wing Sue, “Microaggressions are … Continue reading

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Properly Pronouncing Students’ Names (And Why It’s Important)

By Erin Frankel, author of the Weird series. Someone asked me recently if I liked my name. “Yes,” I replied without thinking twice. I’ve always liked my name: Erin. Having married a Spaniard and lived in Spain for almost two … Continue reading

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