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Teaching Feelings: A Sensory Emotional Intelligence Activity

Last updated: 02/13/2018

Learning to identify and label emotions is a critical step in developing self regulation. This simple printable for teaching feelings gets kids thinking about emotions and the worl

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Living with Intensity: Understanding Giftedness as Self-Actualization - InterGifted

Last updated: 02/13/2018

Often accompanied by an intense inner disharmony, giftedness has more than once been confused with pathology in the course of history. However, rather than mental weakness or illne

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What Is Pathologizing Normal Gifted Behavior and Why Is It a problem?

Last updated: 02/13/2018

I learned about this concept when my son was young and teachers kept telling me he had ADHD. The first time anyone told me he probably had ADHD was when he was about six years old

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Your Kids Need Protein!

Last updated: 02/13/2018

Nutrition and healthy eating habits are always a topic of discussion during my patient’s check-ups.  Interestingly, I hear many tweens and teens tell me, “I am now a vegetaria

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The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development

Last updated: 02/12/2018

NOTE: Movie video clips come and go on the Web, so some of the scenes at these links are no longer available. However, I’m always updating this post, and all my lists. The links

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Avoid Language Attrition - The Linguist on Language

Last updated: 02/12/2018

Many people, even if they’ve only learned one foreign language, may only visit the country where the language is spoken once a year or once every few years, so it can be hard to

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Connected Learning Meets Computational Thinking | American Libraries Magazine

Last updated: 02/12/2018

How are librarians centering activities around computational thinking for youth and families? What does coding look like in the library? At “Libraries Ready to Code: From Resear

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Resources: Raise your game

Last updated: 02/12/2018

Resources: Raise your game Teacher Declan Carey explains why classroom games can be an effective method of language teaching, but avoid the pitfalls that can lead to a pedagogical

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The wrong and right way to learn a foreign language

Last updated: 02/12/2018

This was written by linguist Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, is an educational researcher and activist. He has written hundreds of art

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It Is Literally Impossible To Snuggle A Baby Too Much

Last updated: 02/12/2018

I love cuddling babies. The way they scrunch their little bodies up to fit into the nooks of your body, their sweet little faces looking up at you, and, of course, that delicious b

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