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Kids want to know: ‘Will It Be Okay?’ — this book answers that question

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Dragonwagon says she felt like she needed something to do. She and…

College students say academic pressure is the most common cause of mental health problems — and not just at highly selective institutions

Excerpted from “The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be” by Howard Gardner…

3 Things we get wrong in responding to child grief — and how to do better

Attempting to fix grief often can come in the form of well-meaning platitudes. When Nelson asks bereaved students what…

Does growth mindset matter? The debate heats up with dueling meta-analyses

But scholars have wondered how much boosting your mindset really helps students. One team of seven researchers led by…

7 Academic Benefits Of Effective Classroom Management

Classroom management has always taken a backseat. Now it’s sitting in the trunk. Since the (official) end of the…

How the realities of low-income girlhood are overlooked in schools and culture

Copyright © 2022 by Amanda Freeman and Lisa Dodson. This excerpt originally appeared in “Getting Me Cheap: How Low-Wage…

How to structure academic math conversations to support English Learners

Excerpted from “Teaching Math to English Learners” by Adrian Mendoza with Tina Beene. Published by Seidlitz Education, 2022. Embracing…

Here’s how these Colorado students learn about the state’s deadliest day

“I’m so upset with history,” said Mariah Vigil-Gonzales, a 17-year-old junior at Kiowa High School. “I wish we had…

Using “Dear Math” letters to overcome dread in math class

Excerpted from “Dear Math: Why Kids Hate Math And What Teachers Can Do About It” by Sarah Strong and…

3 Ways K-12 teachers and counselors can support first-generation college students

Teachers can help by sharing their own path to higher education. Whether they were first-generation students, enrolled directly after…

Using a strengths-based approach to help students realize their potential

In a successful strength observation, you will ask questions, expect unconventional answers, and learn about the students’ worlds. Searching…

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