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5 Tips for Building a Flexible School Schedule This Year

2020-07-08T14:26:02-04:00

What will school look like in the fall? What will school look like after coronavirus? These questions have been on our minds, and likely, as a teacher or school administrator, they’ve been on yours too. The truth is, we don’t know what school is going to look like. As [...]

5 Tips for Building a Flexible School Schedule This Year2020-07-08T14:26:02-04:00

Compassion Fatigue and Teachers

2020-04-20T17:56:06-04:00

Teachers show remarkable grit and compassion. They chose a career that requires them to pass knowledge on to others in varied and engaging ways, to keep the attention of and hopefully ignite the curiosity of around 20 kids, every day, multiple times a day. They are under a tremendous [...]

Compassion Fatigue and Teachers2020-04-20T17:56:06-04:00

How to Teach Empathy

2020-04-17T09:07:02-04:00

Sometimes, it might seem like we live in a world that lacks empathy. If you’re a high school or middle school teacher, you may have noticed that teenagers and young adults are especially susceptible. It’s normal for teens to be self-focused. They’re growing into adults, [...]

How to Teach Empathy2020-04-17T09:07:02-04:00

What Intervention Looks Like, Remotely

2020-04-17T09:04:36-04:00

You sit at a table with your colleagues after school and review the data, identifying what type of interventions the students in your group need. You identify the types of support they need, how that support will be administered, and think about how to provide enrichment, too. A plan in [...]

What Intervention Looks Like, Remotely2020-04-17T09:04:36-04:00

Helping Students Cope with a Global Crisis

2020-04-17T09:05:53-04:00

Right now the present and the future are both scary. They’re scary for parents and teachers, for the scientists, healthcare workers and volunteers, for the government officials and the people in charge. By now the phrase “we’re building the plane as we’re flying it” has become a pretty common one. [...]

Helping Students Cope with a Global Crisis2020-04-17T09:05:53-04:00

Revolutionize School Counseling

2020-03-15T20:01:48-04:00

Severe anxiety is on the increase for kids and teens in the U.S. as well as depression and substance abuse. According to an article from NPR ED, some 1 in 5 kids suffers from mental illness of some kind, and 80% will not get the needed treatment. This has presented [...]

Revolutionize School Counseling2020-03-15T20:01:48-04:00

Intervention and Enrichment Ideas

2020-04-11T17:46:49-04:00

-- Trent C, Grade 9 FLT is the name of a flexible block program at a high school in New Hampshire that allows students to have time in the school day for intervention and enrichment. This time gives students a voice and boosts academic achievement and overall social-emotional health. [...]

Intervention and Enrichment Ideas2020-04-11T17:46:49-04:00

What it Means to Be a Good Digital Citizen

2020-03-15T20:28:34-04:00

You can do whatever you want. And so can your students. In the physical world, and the digital world. Of course, our actions have consequences. This can be a little easier to see in the physical world -- for example, you can drive 30 miles over the speed limit [...]

What it Means to Be a Good Digital Citizen2020-03-15T20:28:34-04:00

Social Emotional Learning That Works

2020-03-08T16:41:15-04:00

In the stressful world that teenagers live in, it’s clear that more than just academic learning is required for true success. To deal with current and future pressure, and to learn work-life balance, students need to develop social and emotional skills. But for teachers whose days are packed with [...]

Social Emotional Learning That Works2020-03-08T16:41:15-04:00

The Road to High School Dropout Starts in Middle School

2020-03-08T17:18:42-04:00

In the Bronx, a 6th grade girl named Omarina finds her life falling apart. She and her mother are evicted from their apartment. Omarina and her father, who left the family when she was young, are about to be reunited when he dies of a stroke. As her mother [...]

The Road to High School Dropout Starts in Middle School2020-03-08T17:18:42-04:00