Sesame Street’s Influence on Education: What Can Educators Learn?

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“It’s not whether children learn from television, it’s what children learn from television…because everything that children see on television is teaching them something.” – Joan Ganz Cooney, co-creator of Sesame Street On November 10, 1969, Sesame Street made its television debut. Sesame Street. This revolutionary show has taught generations of young children various skills, from … read more »


Creating a Culture of Community in Your School

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 “We are social beings, and we need each other to thrive. A strong, healthy community can bolster us through challenging moments and bring joy to our lives. When we build community, we can build our empathy for each other; and building empathy for each other helps us build community.”  – Elena Aguilar Onward: Cultivating Emotional … read more »


International Day of Peace

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The International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, is celebrated worldwide every September 21. This year’s theme is “End racism. Build peace.”  International Day of Peace provides a powerful opportunity to engage youth in diverse peace-related activities that can inspire them to make a positive difference in their world. … read more »


Celebrate World Humanitarian Day

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We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.~Fred Rogers Each year on August 19th, we celebrate World Humanitarian … read more »


Fostering Social Wellness in the Classroom

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Educators don’t just instruct on curriculum – they are extremely invested and intertwined with their students’ lives and well-being. If an educator isn’t prioritizing self-care and social wellness, they can experience burnout for themselves, their students, or both. ~Heather Ngoma July is Social Wellness Month. The concept of incorporating self-care and social wellness practices into … read more »