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Helping Students Belong—Not Just “Fit In”

Kindergarteners are fibbing about coloring on their desks…second graders are changing their favorite TV show based on their friends…and teachers are joining the Friday happy hour, knowing they’re exhausted. The common denominator here? We’re all trying to fit in. This...

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Why Kids Bully and What To Do About It

We’ve all heard by now that bullying is an epidemic in schools due to its pervasiveness and catastrophic impact on students. We can see signs of aggressiveness towards peers starting as early as preschool. These signs can predict later issues...

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The Truth About Self-Care

Take a break, read a book, drink some tea, use essential oils or draw a bath! As educators, we have heard it all, frequently bombarded with suggestions and impractical adages. You deserve it. Put yourself first. You can't pour from...

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School's out for Summer!

The countdown is on! Summer is just around the corner, and the anticipation is palpable in classrooms. But let’s face it, even with the excitement about summer break, change can be challenging for young learners. The ambiguity surrounding an unfamiliar...

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SEL-ebrating Earth Day with Honey Bear

Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to nurture a student’s innate curiosity about the world; moreover, an opportunity to plant social-emotional seeds around belonging, gratitude, and responsibility. A part of our role as educators is to support students' understanding of...

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7 Tips for a Great Parent Teacher Conference

In today's busy world, parents and educators are stretched to the max, making the face to face time provided by parent-teacher conferences precious. Despite parents having more access to teachers than ever before via email (remember when our parents had...

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8 Gratitude Activities for Early Education

Gratitude is an important topic for the classroom when building out any social-emotional learning curriculum, but as we know, students don’t just learn from listening, they learn from doing. Here are eight fun activities that can help students learn about...

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Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom

When you hear the word “creativity,” what are some images and words that come to mind? Do you think of art? Paint palettes and the like? If so, you’re not alone! While creativity definitely includes the act of creating art,...

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