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Ordinary People Change the World: A Review of Brad Meltzer’s Biography Series

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please see my disclosure here. I’m going to be honest.  When given a choice, I don’t reach for biographies…. ever.  I am a wee bit history phobic and have a very difficult time remembering dates and places.  Don’t even get me started on trying to remember people’s names.  It’s […]

Teach Your Students About Mindfulness and Meditation in Just 10 Minutes a Day

This post may contain affiliate links.  See my disclosure here. Are you looking for new ways to help your students achieve success, not only academically, but also with their behavior choices?  Although I don’t have a magic wand or a miracle cure, I will share quick mindfulness and mediation tips and tricks that you can implement in […]

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 […]

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