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Why Social and Emotional Skills Are Vital to Keep At-Risk Students on Track

Last updated: 08/18/2018

There's more to learn at school than reading and math. Teaching kids to control their emotions, solve problems and work well with others can help them succ

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Amazon Alexa to reward kids who say: 'Please'

Last updated: 08/18/2018

Amazon's smart assistant Alexa can now be made to encourage children to say: "Please," and: "Thank you," when issuing it voice commands. The new function addresses some parents' co

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5 Goal-Setting Tips for Gifted Children

Last updated: 08/18/2018

January brings a slew of goal setting articles, behaviors and strategies. For me, I few January as a chance to start anew. I review my mission statement and change or update it as

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The Importance of a Teacher Thank You Note • The Simple Parent

Last updated: 08/18/2018

This Teacher Thank You Note is sponsored by Crayola as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Last month we sha

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Mastering Chess Middlegames – GM Alex Colovic

Last updated: 08/18/2018

I have heard many times about Alexander Panchenko’s teaching methods and successes. A talented player whose playing career was cut short by an unexpected request to head a school

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An open letter to Disney from a father of a girl who codes

Last updated: 08/18/2018

An open letter to Disney from a father of a girl who codes Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program hosted by Disney’s graduation at Burbank Studios One of the most incredible t

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Chapter Books That ROCK: Three Music-Themed Titles for Summer Reading and Beyond

Last updated: 08/18/2018

Is your library rocking out this summer with a music-themed Summer Reading Program? Here are some chapter books that rock—literally and figuratively. They're perfect for booktalk

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Why do Leaves Change Color - Science Experiment

Last updated: 08/17/2018

Kids are going to love this fun, hands on  science   experiment exploring . No fancy equipment required; easy to do in a classroom, after school, or homeschool setting. Great fo

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The Case of Brain Science and Guided Play: A Developing Story

Last updated: 08/17/2018

Ms. Elena’s Head Start classroom is filled with eager 3- and 4-year-olds. It’s center time, and the children have split into small groups. At one center, Ms. Elena has carefull

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'What Does a Princess Really Look Like?' Book Review | Parenting Patch

Last updated: 08/17/2018

My oldest daughter loves all things princesses. But I often tell her that real princess are not just about pretty dresses and tea parties. Real princess have great responsibilities

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