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Using Positive Affirmations in the Classroom: Is it Worth Your Time?

What are the benefits of using positive affirmations in the classroom? Chances are, if you landed on this blog post, you wonder about the impact of positive thinking on student achievement.  As a teacher, though, you aren’t sure if the benefits of using positive affirmations in the classroom are worth your time. Let’s face it, you have […]

The Truth About Making Mistakes: Helping Students Discover the Benefits

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please see my disclosure. Why do students strive for perfection? It’s no wonder that some students grapple with a desire for perfection and hold a strong disdain for making mistakes. Let’s face it, mistakes don’t feel good.  Failing to reach a goal can elicit discomfort, as well as feelings of […]

The Top 4 Ways to Foster Grit in the Classroom

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please see my disclosure.   Are you working on growth mindset with your students?  If so, you are probably also looking for ways to foster grit in the classroom.  You want your students to take risks, power through challenging tasks, and understand how to navigate frustration without giving up.

Promoting a Culture of Kindness in the Classroom with Free Activities

It’s no secret that teachers are facing challenging times in the classroom.  Reports of bullying, intimidation, and disrespect have been on the rise in recent months.  Teachers, now more than ever, are charged with the task of creating a more kind and inclusive environment for ALL of their students.  One way to face those challenges […]

Growth Mindset Goals: Keeping My “Selfie” on the Right Path

Are you looking for fresh ways that your students can monitor their progress towards growth mindset goals?  This growth mindset activity for kids infuses some technology, a bit of pop culture, and a dash of fun. If you’re like many other teachers, you’ve incorporated growth mindset concepts in daily lessons and activities.  Your hope is […]

Positive Messages for Students That Truly Pack a Punch

Are you looking to influence your students’ self-esteems by using positive messages or affirmations?  This unique approach, called Stick It and Make It STICK, to delivering positive messages for students will inspire and awe them (and you)! It’s surely not BREAKING NEWS that students can benefit in ways, big and small, to positive messages.  Teachers […]

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