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The Benefits of Doodling: Creativity, Focus, and More
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Students who doodle or fidget in class are often seen as distracted, disengaged, or uninterested in learning, which may not be the case. Research has shown that doodling while listening to a lecture or a conversation can improve knowledge retention and increase cognitive performance, unlike many other multitasking activities. This is because doodling focuses the mind just the right amount to prevent it from wandering or daydreaming during an important lesson. Doodling can have many benefits, some of which include: read more...
5 Tips for Preventing and Managing Challenging Behavior
PUBLISHED: Friday, November 16, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
When kids act out, it can be hard to determine how to best deescalate the situation without provoking further challenging behavior. Every kid has different needs, and more often than not, those who are defiant or off-task have a deeper cause to their behavior that can be alleviated with some empathy and trust-building. Here are some strategies for preventing and managing erratic or anxious behavior in the classroom: read more...
5 Ways to Get Kids Excited to Read
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Teachers and parents alike often find that their students are uninterested in reading, or don’t take it as seriously as they should. Kids sometimes need a little push to get interested in reading, and with your help, they can become avid readers who look forward to getting new books for the rest of their lives. These little steps can really make a difference in how kids think about reading. read more...
Teaching Students the Importance of Civic Engagement
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Voting season is upon us, and although each state has different requirements and procedures, one message is clear: civic engagement is deeply important, and a lesson we must instill in young people. Only about 60% of eligible Americans vote in presidential elections, and even less vote in midterms and odd-year races. Encouraging students to be active in their communities and local politics sets a standard for them to follow as they become responsible, engaged, and informed adults. Habits formed early tend to last, so encourage students to practice their civic duty by: read more...
5 Tips for Teaching Tenacity and Resilience
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 26, 2018 by Emily Mofield and Megan Parker Peters
Tenacity, resilience, grit, mindset. These popular ideas are easy to talk about but much more difficult to put into practice. The emotions that come with taking risks, stepping out of your comfort zone, and making mistakes are often accompanied by uncomfortable feelings of fear and anxiety. Unless these unpleasant emotions are dealt with, we may never get past a mere superficial application of these concepts with students. We believe that developing emotional awareness is foundational in teaching students to develop tenacity and tackle challenges. read more...
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