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The Importance of Laughter for Your Student’s Stress Management

342shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore Whenever I meet with students, it seems something hilarious is bound to happen. It’s part of adolescence—to seek out the bizarre, to poke fun, and to laugh at ourselves. I’ve come to believe it’s part of dealing with stress. I’ve heard from middle school and high school…

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What the GameStop Market Surge Teaches Us About Generation Z & Millennials

5shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore For years, younger generations have been the brunt of jokes by older generations who felt they were immature, lazy slackers who moved back home after college. A Twitter hashtag called, #HowToConfuseAMillennial even went viral, as social media posts often do. Some samples are: Show them a phone…

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If It Weren’t 2020

18shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore The year started well, with our work and our money Our weather was warming, and our spring became sunny. Our life was quite normal, and resources were plenty. And it might have continued…if it weren’t 2020. As the spring unfolded, we got new direction, We were told…

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Four Secrets to Virtually Approach Social and Emotional Learning

9shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore Have you ever heard of BeauTubers? This is a term describing beauty-YouTubers. A beauty YouTuber, commonly referred to as a beauty vlogger, beauty guru, beauty influencer, or Beautuber, is a person who creates and posts videos to YouTube about cosmetics, fashion, hair-styling, nail art, and other beauty-related…

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The Importance of Developing Emotionally Intelligent Schools and Homes

9shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn I was stunned to hear what had happened at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette, California. Seventh-grader Merek Mastrov, who is 12 years old, missed a total of 90 minutes of Zoom classroom time. What step did the school take in response?  Merek’s dad got a letter saying his son was…

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How to Prepare Gen Z for the ‘New Normal’ After the Pandemic

10shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn When I was a young kid, seat belts were introduced to automobiles. I remember in 1968 when the federal government made them mandatory. At first, they were only lap belts with no strap across the chest. People claimed they hindered movement and wrinkled their clothes. It was a strange time…

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