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Character Building Games

July 24, 2018
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In my two and a half decades as a school counselor, caregivers and parents repeatedly asked me if I could give their
child some self-esteem, as if it were something that we could package up and hand to them with a beautiful bow on
top. And while […]

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Unplug & Plug In: 4 Ways To Engage Kids and Disconnect from Screen Time

July 10, 2018
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It was late last spring when I first heard an intermediate-aged student use the word rage while talking about his gaming. It was around the table at my Counselor Cafe and it went something like this: Sometimes I get so hooked in to my game that I […]

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Appreciating Teachers

April 29, 2018
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It has been said that what we appreciate, appreciates; I know that when it comes to Teacher Appreciation Week, this adage absolutely rings true. While teaching has its intrinsic rewards, big and small, every single moment of each and every day, it can also be at times lonely […]

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Why Mindset Matters

February 13, 2018
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Why Mindset Matters

 

We used to believe that our intelligence is fixed, that we were born predisposed to a certain IQ. We now know that the brain acts like a muscle and that the more we use it, the stronger it becomes.

What is growth mindset (1 […]

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Happy Veterans Day 2017

November 9, 2017
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Happy Veterans Day 2017

A time to honor.

A time to celebrate.

A time to thank.

A time to remember.

A time to look back.

A time to look ahead.

 

On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour in 1918, an armistice between […]

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Hurricane Harvey’s wrath hits Texas town and students throughout the USA show acts of Kindness!

September 25, 2017
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Natural Disasters Ignites Supernatural Kindness

The end of August and first few weeks of September will undoubtedly go down in history as a time of natural destruction and devastation. First, hurricane Harvey hammered the Gulf Coast, then hurricane Irma imperiled Florida, the Keys and select islands in the […]

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Top Character Education Programs

July 2, 2017
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So you want to beef up your character education efforts, maybe even head down Character Road to pursue the distinction of State School of Character or National School of Character, but you’re not quite sure where to start? No worries; here is a sampling of the myriad […]

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