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Positive Parenting

  Parenting is simultaneously one of life’s most daunting and rewarding challenges.  As parents (and in our case grandparents), we second-guess decisions we made, try to strike the perfect balance between safety and risk, and long for a simpler time without...

Tips for First Time Administrators

Being a first-year administrator may be an intimidating introduction into the world of education far different from the classroom.  On one hand, you don’t have papers to grade, but on the other hand, you also have no time as your day is a series of meetings, routine...

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...