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From The Blog: 2021

SEL Comes Home with Summer Sanders

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is not just a series of lessons to focus on at school, the lessons, goals, and fundamentals can also belong in the conversations and values, and behaviors that continue at home.

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The Principal’s Role in Student Success

One essential partner in schools that can tie these efforts together is school administrators. These educators are such an important part of establishing a school culture that fosters development. So from all of us to you: THANK YOU, PRINCIPALS.

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Parents, you are doing a great job. Keep it up.

Recent data shows that the conversations that parents are having with the kids about alcohol have increased. Compared to levels from 2003, more kids and teenagers report talking to their parents about underage drinking in the past year. This means more parents around the country are engaging in these conversations and keeping these conversations going. This is especially important since parents have been found to be the leading influence on kids’ decisions about drinking (and NOT drinking)– even more than their friends and peers.

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Welcome, summer! We’re so glad you’re here!

The urge to venture outside is growing stronger. Parents may feel more lenient with rules this summer, and kids may feel like they “deserve” a little more freedom. With this in mind, we want to remind you to engage in plenty of discussions with your kids as summer gets underway.

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We Love Teachers – Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Over the last year, educators like you have risen to the occasion again and again, keeping kids healthy, safe and engaged. This year for Teacher Appreciation Week—just like in years past—we want to say two simple words:   THANK YOU!   Whether you are teaching in person, virtually, or in combination, you are inspiring your students to excel while keeping...

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New Learning Activities for the Classroom

Our eight videos and lesson plans introduce kids to a lot of new vocabulary words! From neurotransmitters to endocannabinoids, learning new words and definitions may take a little time and practice. And what better way to practice than with some fun word games?  We are excited to launch two new...

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