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Overcoming Perfectionism in Students
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
When the genuine drive to excel becomes the need to be perfect, students can suffer from stress, anxiety, and feelings of worthlessness. Perfectionists tend to base their concepts of self-worth on their accomplishments, and when the outcomes are imperfect, they see it as unacceptable. Although there is often a need to be accurate or precise in high-stakes environments, the classroom should be a place to learn from failure—not a place to encourage the idea that success is only achieved through perfection. Kids can adopt these unrealistic standards from very early on, so it’s important for parents and educators to know how to spot and counteract these tendencies. Some of the largest contributors to unhealthy perfectionism include: read more...
Rethinking Discipline in Schools
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
In many schools, students who act out are placed in a quiet room with nothing to do, or sent home for a few days without any guidance in addressing their behavior. The concepts of detention and suspension, no matter how well-intentioned, always seem to fall short of making any actual changes in how students behave. Rather than blindly punishing minor offenses without communicating and working with problem students, teachers and administrators nationwide have started to adapt restorative practices. read more...
6 Education Trends to Look for in 2019
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
The world of education is constantly evolving, and new technologies and trends continue to appear in classrooms nationwide. It’s hard to predict which trends will stick and which are just fads, but in recent years we’ve seen increasing interest in a few trends in particular that may be here to stay. read more...
Supporting Gifted Students With Intensities
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler

Parents and teachers of gifted students are likely familiar with the intensities that come along with giftedness. Intensity can be a very positive quality in that it can fuel creativity and intellectual ability, but it often leaves gifted children feeling out of place and unable to fully grasp and understand their emotions. These intensities, or overexcitabilities (as described by Kazimierz Dabrowski), are seen throughout gifted children literature and can appear in many different forms—emotional, psychomotor, sensual, intellectual, and imaginational.

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Tips for Promoting Healthy Sleep Habits in Children
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Although sleep recommendations for kids sometimes vary, there is no doubt that good sleep can boost kids’ health, moods, and even learning. Kids who get an adequate amount of sleep every night may benefit from improved immunity, memory, attention span, and overall well-being. Along with these benefits, establishing a consistent sleep pattern at an early age can encourage healthy habits later on. Some parents may struggle to ensure the best sleep possible for their children, but with these general guidelines, kids (and adults!) can become better rested and ready to take on the day. read more...
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