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Resources for Teachers to Help Students Cope with Trauma

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about natural disasters, terrorist attacks and domestic violence. These events can have a great impact on our students. While some events don’t directly affect your students, others will have direct

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9 Easy Ways to Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month

Music in Our Schools Month

For over 30 years, The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has named March “Music In Our Schools Month” (MIOSM). “The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to

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A New Survey Tears Down the Myths about School Readiness.

School Readiness Myth vs. Fact

Myth-Busters About Parents A survey, conducted in Oakland, California last year, of low-income and/or immigrant communities with children younger than school age who are NOT connected to community services revealed some pretty interesting results. The survey actually dispels some of

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Is Social and Emotional Learning Coming to a School Near You?

Social Emotional Learning Programs

The recently revised, Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to incorporate nonacademic factors into their assessments and could help change the way schools view success. Research has shown that children who learn Social Emotional Skills when they are young (the earlier, the

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Reinventing Kindergarten

Ed Week recently published an article about the North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school district and the work they doing to reinvent Kindergarten. It is less of a reinvention and more of a return to the way Kindergarten used to be. The district

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