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Eight Strategies to Build Mentally Tough Kids

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn One problem many adults are currently seeing in the youngest generation is the lack of mental toughness. Some might say that mental toughness is actually becoming rare in our world today. It has been defined as “the ability to resist, manage and overcome doubts, worries, concerns, and circumstances that prevent…

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How the Pandemic Influenced Our Leadership and How to Stay Positive

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Over the last year, we have been affected psychologically, even if we’ve remained healthy physically in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Consider the changes we’ve had thrust upon us in one year’s time, including a pandemic, protests, pay reductions, polarized politics, and panic attacks from today’s kids. In the…

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Overcoming the Most Common Mistake Educators Make Leading Generation Z

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn One problem adults face is—we see students’ high levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, and assume we just need to make their day easier. After all, they’re stressed out. Parents will often finish their kids’ homework assignments. Teachers will often lighten their load thinking the subject is too…

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Four Ways to Expand Your Student’s Social Awareness

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Students today can oftentimes lack awareness in themselves, in their classrooms, or just in general. They say things or do things that upset other students but don’t understand why. Sometimes their smartphones can make them aloof, only half-engaged with those in the room. They don’t get why others don’t like…

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Four Pressures Female Leaders Face

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn In honor of Women’s History Month, we sat down to talk with an incredible female leader – Nautrie Jones.  As the Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development, Nautrie leads the Teach for America Metro Atlanta where she is charged with casting a bold vision and setting key strategies to ensure…

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Five Ideas to Manage Your Kids’ Screen Time in a Pandemic

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Many parents might say they’re not sure how they’d make it through the day, both working and managing their kids without a one-eyed babysitter called a TV, tablet, or smartphone. They realize it’s not a good mental health choice, but what’s a parent to do? Others are both teachers and…

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Six Ways to Battle the Growing World of “Fake”

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn We live in a growing world of “fake.” Fake content is a genuine problem on the internet. Between fake news that sways elections, fake apps that trick shoppers, and fake book reviews that stymie sales, the internet has seen a surge in fantastic, misleading, and outright false messaging that threatens…

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Why Silence Might Be the Antidote for Stressed Out Students

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn All educators, coaches, parents—and certainly students—need to ponder and digest the latest research on the topic of silence. Silence can grow your brain. One study monitored the effect of “sound” versus “silence” on mice. What researchers discovered was profound. When exposed to two hours of silence every day, the mice…

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Who Wins When Social and Emotional Learning Meets Real Life?

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn We believe social-emotional learning is critical. But not just for a discussion in a classroom so a teacher can check a box. We want to see students learn these skills so they can change the world, starting with themselves. We want to see teens changed from the inside out so…

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