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Five Practices to Help Students Make Stress Work For Them

1,770shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore Gretchen Goldman is a scientist, a mom, and the research director at a nonprofit in Washington. Her job involves conducting television interviews and briefing lawmakers. Now, however, she is doing this work from home, near her young children and a chaotic environment. On the screen, Gretchen looks…

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Seven Ideas to Employ if Remote or Hybrid Learning Don’t Go Away

19shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore Although millions of teachers, students, and parents would say the abrupt transition to remote learning a year ago was problematic, many are now preparing for more of it going into the 2021-22 school year. According to journalist Benjamin Herold, “Many teachers hate it. Millions of parents find…

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Three Helpful Secrets for Putting Empathy to Work

2shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore One fascinating study on the subject of compassion was conducted at Princeton Seminary in 1973. Graduate students who studied theology were asked if they were entering the ministry because of innate reasons (i.e., they cared for people) or for circumstantial reasons (i.e., their father was a minister).…

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How To Help Your Virtual Students Stop “Fitting In” and Start “Belonging” in Your Classroom

4shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Andrew McPeak You’ve probably had something like this happen in your classroom this year. You work hard to have fun with your students. You create interesting and fun assignments for them, and you think it’s going well. Then something happens. A student says something harsh like, “I hate this…

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Four Ways to Expand Your Student’s Social Awareness

11shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore Last fall, a group of high school freshmen sat in health class discussing personal hygiene. The subject was already deeply personal, but it became awkward when Erica failed to show social awareness. When Jacob was unable to hear a classmate’s comments, Erica reprimanded him, saying, “What are…

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Overcoming the Most Common Mistake Educators Make Leading Generation Z

16shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore In 2010, Christopher Havens was sure he’d hit rock bottom. That year, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder. Soon after, a fight earned Havens time in a solitary confinement cell at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington. When he arrived at…

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Ban Facebook or Build Leaders: How Education Can Bridge the Gap Between Social Media & Social-Emotional Learning

3shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore I never thought I’d see this day. The government of the Solomon Islands, a nation of hundreds of individual islands in the South Pacific, is planning to ban the entire Facebook platform, ABC Australia reports. Yep — this is no joke. Facebook will be banned from an…

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