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Fresh Start to a New School Year: Educators!

It’s time to welcome students back to school! These are exciting times! A new school year is a FRESH START for everyone, but especially kids—a blank slate to define who they are and to set goals for this new chapter. Some kids may be making the transition from elementary to middle, which can be a big step. All kids will be making new friends and connecting with peers they haven’t seen all summer, allowing for new experiences, opportunities, and choices.

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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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Creating Moments of Mindfulness

The holidays are not the same this year, but celebrating and relaxing at home, and starting new traditions, is a reset that we all need. We have all had to show resilience in a time of uncertainty this year. We have had to adapt to changing circumstances, and model responsibility...

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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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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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