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From The Blog: 2020

Conversations for Red Ribbon Week

It’s Red Ribbon Week – a time dedicated to encouraging kids to make healthy choices and stay alcohol- and substance-free. We are thrilled to have brand-new resources to support educators and parents this year as they focus on having conversations with their kids about risky behaviors. We have always been...

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New Resources for Important Conversations

Today we launched the eighth segment in our suite of underage drinking prevention resources: a new unit focused on how cannabis affects the developing brain. Our mission to keep kids alcohol-free is still at the forefront, but we also understand that kids don’t live in a vacuum and are faced...

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Back to School: Finding Your New Normal

We believe, that even though the classroom is new and different, the values that lead to success have not changed. Both adults and kids should practice ways to be adapt to these new situations, be flexible with schedules, discuss ways in which to be resilient when stressors are introduced, and work with intention towards goals, self-care, and balance.

 

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We Hit the Road Virtually

For us, summer usually means hitting the road, attending a variety of conferences, and connecting with our community of educator’s face to face.

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Teaching in a New Normal

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week though it might not feel like it.    After years of running my own blog, an educational consulting business, and freelancing, I had no plans to return to teaching. However, a strange twist of fate landed me back in the classroom this past fall and suddenly I found myself welcoming the challenge of...

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Take a Brain Break with the Hypothalamus

It’s time to take a break with the Hypothalamus! Here is how it works: Read the blog below. Watch the YouTube video. Test your knowledge with a Kahoot quiz. Hi guys! I’m the Hypothalamus, cheerleader for the BRAIN POWER team, and a pretty big deal. I’m the one who gets...

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