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Parents Tips

How Play Helps Kids Navigate Difficult Times

Last week when I called my kids down for breakfast, they didn’t want to come. They had pulled out all of their stuffed animals and were completely absorbed in pretend...

Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media

Most teens and many preteens use some form of social media and have a profile on a social networking site. Many visit these sites every day. There are plenty of good...

10 Quality Activities to do With Your Teenager

As a high school English teacher many moons ago, I often met parents who expressed their inability to connect with their teenage son or daughter.

Teaching Tips

Beyond “Thank You:” Helping Your Five-Year-Old Understand and Express Gratitude

Gratitude involves both feeling and expressing our thankfulness; it means we show our appreciation for others. According to the Harvard Healthbeat, “Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal...

Helping Students Find the Truth in Social Media

Middle and high school students love interacting with social media, but how can they know if what they’re seeing and sharing is accurate?

19 ways to challenge yourself as a teacher

In education, we often talk about how to challenge our students—but what about ourselves as teachers? In a teaching career, it’s normal to find yourself in a rut or recognize a need to make changes—the skill is knowing how...