teachers

How To Encourage Teacher Self-Care: Beautiful Mindfulness Coloring Pages
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How To Encourage Teacher Self-Care: Beautiful Mindfulness Coloring Pages

Teachers are unsung heroes in our society. Their tireless dedication to nurturing the minds of our children is incredibly noble. But it comes at a price. Teacher self-care is often neglected and a hot topic in the media. Educators know they should care for themselves but the demands of their profession leaves them little time to…

Fun Teacher Appreciation Ideas To Help Improve Wellbeing
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Fun Teacher Appreciation Ideas to Help Improve Wellbeing

Aside from parents, educators are often the most influential people in a child’s life. They play a critical role in shaping hearts and minds while laying the foundations for social, emotional, and academic success. Yet the profession is often perceived as an easy job making many teachers feel undervalued and unimportant. It seems that as a…

The I Need Box Is A Behavior Management Hack To Improve Emotional Wellbeing
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The I Need Box is a Behavior Management Hack to Improve Emotional Wellbeing

Has COVID taken a toll on your student’s wellbeing? Show them that you understand and support them by giving them an easy way to share their worries, concerns, and needs.Julia Brown is a middle school teacher in Texas who had a simple but clever idea to help her students communicate their needs or wants in…

14 Fun Kindness Activities For Kids For Random Acts Of Kindness Day
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14 Fun Kindness Activities for Kids for Random Acts of Kindness Day

Do you need kindness activities for kids to nurture friendships and encourage an inclusive classroom community?Beyond feel-good emotions or to stop bullying, kindness is a highly valued character trait we all want to embed in our kids. When teachers nurture positive character traits, they’re equipping their students with an emotional skill set that’s essential for them…

Kindness Resources For Teachers To Stop Bullying
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Kindness Resources for Teachers to Stop Bullying

STOP BULLYING!Bullying is often a hot topic among parents and teachers. It has been for as long as I can remember and sadly, not a lot has changed. But I feel like we’re making some headway with educators now using social and emotional learning programs in their classrooms to build emotional intelligence which naturally puts a stop bullying.I’ve…

Enemy Pie Book Review & A Friendship Lesson
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Enemy Pie Book Review & A Friendship Lesson

Need a friendship lesson for your grade? This Enemy Pie read aloud is perfect!!!!Title: Enemy PieAuthor: Derek MunsonIllustrator: Tara KingAge group: 4 – 10 yearsTheme: Friendship, Problem-Solving, Bullying, Judgement, Respect Get Enemy Pie read aloud HERE! Enemy Pie is a wonderful picture story book for young children who struggle with friendship issues or feelings of exclusion. It’s…

Every Child Deserves A Champion – Video By Rita Pierson
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Every Child Deserves a Champion – Video by Rita Pierson

Why is it so important for every child to have a champion?Think about the kids who are late to class, are unkind to others, push your buttons, are disruptive or struggle academically. These are the kids who get lost in the system because they don’t give you the warm and fuzzies. These are the kids…

How To Develop Positive Character Traits At School And Home
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How to Develop Positive Character Traits at School and Home

How are character traits developed?It’s a given that parents want their kids to grow up with good set of values and positive character traits. Kindness, compassion, perseverance, honesty, and respect are just some of the traits we want to instill in our kids. Charles Starkey, Associate Professor of Philosophy studies emotion theory and moral psychology. He says that…

Teacher Creates Project So Students Can Touch Hearts
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Teacher Creates Project so Students Can Touch Hearts

This teacher started a project to show his students that everyone can have a positive impact on someone else’s life. He wanted them to see first-hand how their kindness could bring some hope to someone going through something tough.Β  As someone with a loved one who’s been through chemo for breast cancer, I know how…

4 Classroom Management Strategies & Resources For Calm, Happy Students
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4 Classroom Management Strategies & Resources for Calm, Happy Students

Need some classroom management tips? There’s nothing fun about a classroom that’s out of control. It’s stressful and unproductive. Thinking about kids running amok reminds of something my husband often says. “Start how you intend to finish!” For me, that means starting the year with strong classroom management strategies in place & tools to help students who…

10 Reasons Teaching Kindness At School Is Essential To Reduce Bullying
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10 Reasons Teaching Kindness at School Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Teaching Kindness can Change the Culture of Your School!Phrases like “random acts of kindness” and “pay it forward” have become popular terms in modern society. There are even special days dedicated to being kind and organizations who specialize in altruism. But why has kindness become so popular? Perhaps it’s best explained by those who have identified…

The Mayonnaise Jar: A Valuable Lesson About Priorities And Happiness
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The Mayonnaise Jar: A Valuable Lesson About Priorities and Happiness

I’m not sure who originally told the mayonnaise jar story, but this powerful lesson has been replicated over the years and there are now quite a few versions to be found on the net. Regardless of its source or how it’s been changed, the mayonnaise jar story shares a valuable lesson for a happier life. This…