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9 End-Of-School Year Activities to Kick Off Summer Break

Whew. What a school year this has been. Hybrid classrooms. Synchronous instruction. Quarantines. Masks. Social distancing. Lions. Tigers. Bears. Oh my! Now that the end of the school year is just about here, it’s time for a little celebrating, don’t you think? But if you’re feeling like you’re just not up for planning anything else,…

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Easy Peasy Astronaut Craft for Kids

Books about space, learning about space, special events such as World Space Week… there is inevitably going to be a reason to do some fun space crafts in the classroom… and this super adorable astronaut craft for kids is the cutest! We had to share this super simple craft activity after discovering the beautiful children’s…

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Easy Tips for Teaching Yoga to Kids in the Classroom

The research is mounting, and the verdict is in: Teaching yoga in the classroom can help students on psychological and academic levels. Kids yoga makes for a perfect sensory or movement break, it’s a great practice for students who struggle with concentration or for students who experience anxiety. The benefits of yoga for kids are similar…

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11 Easy Ways to Help Students Manage Perfectionism

Perfectionism is exhausting for everyone who feels it … and it’s on the rise among American kids. By the time they hit adolescence, as much as 25 percent of kids have “maladaptive perfectionism,” working so hard to be perfect that it causes pain. For perfectionist students, school days are one roller coaster after another. They…

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Teacher Parental Leave: a Planning Guide

Congratulations! A new little one (or more!) is set to make their way into your family. As a mum of four, I’ve benefitted from four sets of teacher parental leave (maternity leave, in my case) throughout my teaching career. I worked through each of my pregnancies until the third trimester, when I started leave. Time…

teacher-parental-leave:-a-planning-guide

Teacher Parental Leave: a Planning Guide

Congratulations! A new little one (or more!) is set to make their way into your family. As a mum of four, I’ve benefitted from four sets of teacher parental leave (maternity leave, in my case) throughout my teaching career. I worked through each of my pregnancies until the third trimester, when I started leave. Time…

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Everything Teachers Should Know Before Teaching Mindfulness

Mindfulness for Teachers The word “mindfulness” crops up in about as many education conversations these days as IEP or “self-paced.” But where did the mindfulness education movement come from? And more importantly: How do you create a mindful classroom? First up, a little background: Mindfulness is exactly what the word implies. It’s taking the time to…