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Prepare Students (and Yourself) for Back-to-School Success
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Educators and parents have been preparing for the beginning of the new school year all summer, but it’s almost impossible to fully anticipate every detail of such a hectic time. Although nobody really needs to be reminded to shop for back-to-school supplies or to actually register for the year, some broader ideas slip our minds from time to time. Kids often struggle with the transition from the less structured days of summer to listening and learning attentively all day, and may need some gentle reinforcement about tough topics, such as respect, paying attention, and staying organized. read more...
Work Together!: How Parents Can Help Teachers Start the School Year With Everything They Need
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
As those long supply lists are coming out for the upcoming school year, teachers across the country are preparing to spend hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets for materials students’ families may not be able to provide. Parents often complain about having to spend so much money on very specific items for the classroom—supplies their own child may not even use—but a little extra help can make a teacher’s job somewhat less overwhelming. Teachers put in endless hours, money, and energy into making sure every student has a great school year, and thinking about having enough notebooks to go around should be the last of their worries. read more...
The Case for Therapy Dogs at Schools
PUBLISHED: Friday, July 13, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Therapy dogs have often been brought into schools following tragedies or traumatizing events as vehicles to help students cope with intense emotions and stress. The effects of these interventions have been overwhelmingly positive, increasing student confidence, security, and even school attendance. This presents a case for more therapy dogs at schools and universities, especially in times of high stress.  read more...
Tips for Raising a Culturally Competent Child
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
In recent years, the push toward tolerance and diversity has become a part of everyday life. This is, in part, because America is becoming more and more diverse. This means that social justice and cultural awareness are important 21st-century skills for today’s learners, and this learning can start at home. Teaching social justice to children goes beyond “tolerating” other cultures, sexualities, and races, or choosing TV shows and books that have only a few minor representations of cultures and backgrounds different from your own. As a parent, here are some tips and resources for raising culturally competent children: read more...
9 Books Every Kid Should Read
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Reading is a great way to pass the time, engage the mind, and discover new worlds and possibilities. Sometimes it’s hard to think of what to read, and nobody wants to waste time on a book he or she doesn’t enjoy. It’s even harder to suggest books for kids who may not have the same interests as everyone else. There are certain books, however, that every child should try to read before he or she grows up, including: read more...
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