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"Overcoming COVID-19"

Posted: May 11, 2020

It is said that 2020 means perfect vision, But this 2020 came with a cataract. A virus, paving its path with corpses; The world mourns.

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Teaching Our Children to Resolve Conflicts

Posted: April 22, 2020

It is imperative that we take the time to teach young people the conflict resolution skills they need to see their way out of a conflict in a safe and healthy way, especially in this time of quarantine and social distancing. What they don’t always realize is that conflict often consists of several stages. The Overcoming Obstacles “Stages of Conflict” activity sheet, found in the Resolving Conflicts Module of the High School curricula, provides a visual map of how a conflict can escalate. Teaching young people the different stages of conflict can empower them with the knowledge and skills to prevent a problem from escalating. In some unfortunate circumstances, conflicts can spiral out of control in just seconds. Having this activity sheet visually available in their home as well as at school can help students pause, take a deep breath, and garner some self-control before anger takes over.

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The Tools to Persevere

Posted: April 15, 2020

As I sit back and listen to the song “We Are the World,” it takes on a very different meaning in our new world focused on social distancing. It takes coping skills to focus on the children as well as ourselves. Hearing someone sneeze can cause nervousness which makes it harder to find laugher in these unpredictable times. Just worrying about the stressful “what ifs” of coronavirus can break your body down.

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Teaching Financial Literacy

Posted: April 8, 2020

In this modern age, our children are no strangers to social media and other applications that connect them to a broader world. However, one of the most important connections they often overlook is the connection they must build with themselves.  A crucial key to helping our children develop and enhance their cognitive skills is by encouraging them to write!

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Help Your Students Write Their Story

Posted: March 31, 2020

In this modern age, our children are no strangers to social media and other applications that connect them to a broader world. However, one of the most important connections they often overlook is the connection they must build with themselves. A crucial key to helping our children develop and enhance their cognitive skills is by encouraging them to write!

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