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Social and Emotional Learning

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March 24, 2021 The Little Things Add Up

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big difference. The smile in the hallway. The hand on the shoulder. The…

March 12, 2021 Using Poetry to Teach Women’s History Month

One of my favorite poems is, Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. “You may write me down in history With your…

March 3, 2021 The Mind-Changing Magic of Words!

Bumblebees see ultraviolet light. The fact seems almost trivial until you stop and think about it. Ultraviolet is a…

March 1, 2021 Finding Empowerment: A Lesson from a Messy Kitchen

Before the pandemic, our family had a rule: if you cooked, someone else cleaned. But, during this time working from home, many of us have…

February 22, 2021 Building Student Agency: Encouraging Voice and Choice

Many years ago, a friend of mine (who happens to be a 1st grade teacher) shared a story from her classroom. She liked to break…

February 15, 2021 The Red Flags of Rest: How to Recognize Burnout

Let me tell you a story about the importance of rest. Several years ago, I was selected to create a big project for my organization.…

February 5, 2021 Letting Go of Control

Teachers like to be in control. In their classroom, they have the responsibility to shepherd young minds, to teach them to master the standards, and…

January 25, 2021 Increasing Student Effort and Motivation while E-Learning

Although I’m out of the classroom this year on leave, I’ve gotten the opportunity to observe my niece (age 13) and nephew (16)…