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What’s All the Buzz About SEL? 5 Ways to Introduce the Emotion Revolution to Your School!

It seems the term Social Emotional Learning or SEL is everywhere these days. For many educators, this is met with a collective sigh of relief. At long last, we are talking about more than just academics and standardized testing when it comes to providing students with a quality education. To others, however, the buzz about SEL may be cause for concern. Is SEL merely a trend? Is it just the flavor of the month that will soon fade away only to be replaced by the next big idea in education?

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Four Ways to Create a Positive, Productive Learning Environment in Your Classroom Today!

There is a lot of research available about attributes that positively affect student achievement.  Most of the research is centered on educational practices and what works best with our students. But I dare say, students will thrive in an environment that’s positive and uplifting where they feel safe to take risks and voice their opinion.

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9 Teacher Tips to De-Stress During the Holiday

By: Sara JohnsonPosted 12/06/18
9 Teacher Tips to De-Stress During the Holiday

The holidays are such a crazy time of year, especially in the classroom. Students are filled with excitement and anticipation, and it’s not easy to manage both your classroom and your own holiday to-do list. That’s why when the bell rings on the last day of school for the year, it's important to relax and unwind so that you return from break refreshed and ready to hit the ground running in January.

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Start Every Day with Hello

By: Jodene Smith, M.A.Posted 09/07/18
Start Every Day with Hello

What do you do when you see your colleagues in the morning? You probably greet them in some way…maybe with hello or good morning. So, it only makes sense to do the same thing with your students as well. Establishing the routine of greeting every student, every day is a great way to engage with students. It may even become your favorite part of the day! Here are a few reasons you may want to consider starting every day with hello.

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4 Strategies to Reduce Students’ Stress and Anxiety

Stressed and anxious about testing, paperwork, and getting everything done before the end of the year? Your students may be too. Here are a few simple things you and your students can do in the classroom to relieve anxiety and stress, especially during “test-taking season.”

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4 Simple Ways to Build Mindfulness in Your Classroom

By: Melissa Cheesman SmithPosted 04/11/18
4 Simple Ways to Build Mindfulness in Your Classroom

Help your students cultivate awareness, clarify thinking, and improve focus by opting into mindfulness. Here are four simple mindful activities that you can incorporate into your classroom!

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