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Paradise Lost, New Hope Found

April 8, 2019
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Paradise Lost, New Hope Found by Barbara Gruener

It was five months ago, on November 8, 2018, when a fire
known as The Camp Fire, which historians are calling the
deadliest wildfire in the United States in a century, ripped through and
ravaged the town of Paradise. Five […]

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an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin

Mental Illness: Shattering Its Shroud of Silence

March 4, 2019
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As I walked around the track listening to her fragile heart
trying to make sense of her son’s mental illness, I couldn’t help but wonder
why she would choose to suffer in silence. But before I even asked the
question, I totally knew the answer.

Nobody […]

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Caring Is Always In Season

December 14, 2018
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You’ve likely heard it said that The best things in life are free, maybe even that The best things in life aren’t things at all, and we wholeheartedly agree with both, which makes the season of giving kind of tricky, because how can we possibly get […]

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How does a school shape character?

September 18, 2018
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The time had come, my work at our school was done; I could feel it with every fiber of my being. Not because I didn’t like my school anymore, but because I’d grown to love them so much. And when you love something that deeply […]

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The Benefits of Character Education

September 13, 2018
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It’s as clear in my mind today as it was thirty years ago, in 1988, when we got a notice from our school district that the time had come to teach core values. They were calling it Character Education (CE); what it meant for me as a […]

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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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