No time to read? Tune in to our podcast!

Sep 01

It’s a busy time, so we want to make sure you have easy access to the parenting tools you need! Check out our Re:Connect parenting podcast, featuring our curriculum director, Leslie Bolser, and child psychologist Dr. Beth Trammell. This month, we talk about friendship and the pandemic – some things have changed in adolescent and teen relationships, and...

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Back to School 2020 – A Point of Focus

Aug 14

I know many of you are feeling overwhelmed, planning for your school in the midst of the unknown. I’ve had a couple of conversations lately that have reinforced this, and I’ve heard people fret about how so much truly is uncertain. I worry about that, too. In light of that, as you lead students, parents, and staff members this month, I encourage you to...

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The Happiest Person I’ve Ever Met

Mar 31

Just recently, a community in suburban Atlanta lost a man who had been employed at the local Target store for many years. One of Core Essential’s friends, April Bagwell, wrote about his impact for us. April Bagwell has a heart for kids. As a mom, former elementary and current middle school counselor, she sees their wins, their losses, their hurt, and their...

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What is forgiveness?

Mar 08

Here’s what Sam says in this video. Check it out with your family, and then talk about the questions at the end. Have you ever been mad? I mean really, really mad? And for a good reason, too. Like maybe a supposed friend spread rumors about you. Or your money got stolen from the locker room. Or you got in trouble for something that someone else did! Or what...

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Ready for 2017-2018?!

Feb 24

I know what you’re thinking — next year, already? Here at Core Essential Values, we are already planning for next year’s curriculum, and we can’t wait any longer to tell you about it. Here are some deets: Our new values for next year have been posted. Check them out here: 2017-2018 values We know you LOVE the weekly videos, but sometimes...

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Knowledge for a New Year

Jan 11

Welcome to 2017! Let’s drop some knowledge: Did you know that “Respect” by Aretha Franklin was originally recorded by Otis Redding? Did you know that “TCB” in the chorus stands for “Taking Care (of) Business”? Did you know that forgiveness can make you happier? According to Psychology Today, “Many studies have shown...

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How Will Your Students Bring Joy?

Dec 11

There are still a couple of weeks left in school for 2016, which means there are several days left for your students to help bring joy to others. If your classroom isn’t doing a gift exchange, consider doing a “Joy Exchange.” Each child could write a note to the other students in the class, telling them what makes them each important. Using ribbon...

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