Let’s Talk About Random Acts of Kindness

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Sustained social isolation during the pandemic has taken its toll on everyone, especially our students. As educators, we need to help our students with ways to meet social-emotional learning (SEL) needs while we collectively continue to work towards overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic threat. Science tells us that kindness increases your happiness, so now is the … read more »


Universal Human Rights Month

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“Empathy is intuitive, but is also something you can work on, intellectually.” Tim Minchin December is Universal Human Rights Month, a time where people worldwide are encouraged to stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms for all humans, and exercise empathy for others. This month also features Universal Human Rights Day on December 10, the … read more »


The Magnitude of Gratitude

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As the coronavirus continues to rattle our world, the current climate is challenging for both students and teachers. Teachers are working tirelessly to create a supportive and encouraging classroom culture – the bedrock for instilling confidence in our students to take risks in the classroom, share ideas, and experience more in-depth learning. Focusing on seeing … read more »


Celebrate International Dot Day

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International Dot Day began in 2009 when educator Terry Shay introduced Peter H. Reynold’s book, The Dot, to his classroom. The book shares the story of a teacher who builds confidence and courage in a frustrated art student by having her start with a single dot on a piece of paper. If you aren’t familiar with The … read more »


Are You Encouraging Curiosity in Your Classroom?

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Children are curious by nature. How many times have you heard parents comment on the number of questions asked daily by two- and three-year-olds? Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to go to bed? That’s how young children learn about the world around them. As children grow past the toddler stage, it … read more »