“Do I HAVE to??”

Sep 09

As a parent, I hear that phrase ALL. THE. TIME. As a teacher and counselor, I’ll bet you hear it a lot, too. Responsibilities can feel so boring — taking the dishes out of the dishwasher, raking leaves in the fall — or they can feel so weighty — taking care of a loved one in need, watching someone else’s children. Even the word itself...

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Cooperation: Working together to do more than you can do alone.

Feb 08

It’s true. If you work together, you can do more than you can do alone. Sounds elementary, right? It may be but how often do we forget that simple fact? We wanted to remind you — and give you great ways to remind your students — just why working together to do more than you can do alone...

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Self-Control and Decision Making

Jan 17

I watched a TED talk today that has glued itself to my brain. The speaker’s name is Ruth Chang, and she is a philosopher. How cool is that?! Her talk was on hard choices, and she had plenty to say about how we balance and weigh sides in tough choices. It was pretty interesting. But then, at the 12-minute mark, she said this: “When we choose between...

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We see you’re short on time, and we care enough to help!

Dec 11

Since we’re sure you are crazy busy this month, we’ll keep it quick. Here’s a video to show. You can use this during your holiday party, or when weather doesn’t permit heading outside for recess. And because it’s the season of giving, here’s another one, just for you! Check this out if you need some reasons that compassion is important in your classroom. You...

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Service in a Show

Nov 12

Hey, there. Thanksgiving’s almost here. Then there’s a few days of whirlwind (pageant, choir performance, parties, finals, shopping, deep breath), then winter break. In the middle somewhere, we drop off some canned goods or make an end-of-the-year donation to a worthy cause. Whew. Trust me, I know it can be exhausting. I’m tired just thinking about...

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