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Teaching Social and Emotional Skills

John Hattie is quoted as saying “A positive, caring, respectful environment is a prior condition to learning.” Regardless of how busy a teacher is, one cannot underestimate the importance of making the time for creating and cultivating a welcoming, positive classroom...

The Importance of Recess

Tag.  Kickball. Four Square.  Wall Ball. Double Dutch. Basketball. King of the Hill. Soccer. Sidewalk Chalk … When you think of elementary school kids, you most likely think of them running around outside and playing. Young children have an abundance of energy and...