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The Top 3 Ways to Provide Emotional Support for Your Most Challenging Students

  Are you looking for ways to provide support for challenging students? It’s true. The kids that challenge us are thirsty for much more than discipline and limits. Unfortunately, teacher education programs don’t spend a lot of time preparing or training teachers to meet the emotional needs of students. Behavior management is usually covered in teacher […]

Tips for Keeping Your Kids Active and Engaged During the Summer

  This post may contain affiliate links.  Please see my disclosure. You barely make it to Saturday morning (GASP! Yes, ONE day after school gets out) at the end of the school year and you hear, “MOM, I’m BOOOORED!” HERE. WE. GO.  #sigh You patiently (#butnotsopatiently) ask, “Well, what do you want to do?” “I don’t […]

6 Teacher Tips for Surviving the End of the School Year

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please see my disclosure here. Are you counting days, hours, and minutes until summer vacation? Do you give your school papers a ride home each night and find that it was merely a field trip? Those ungraded papers remain just that…. ungraded. Have your students forgotten all the classroom rules […]

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 […]

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