Category Archives: Connection and love

HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL

Letting go of summer and gearing up for the new school year ahead can be many things for children.  This transition brings up the feelings of excitement, anticipation, anxiousness and nervousness. Creating structures and routines helps the whole family deal … Continue reading

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BEGINNING THE ALMOST PERFECT SCHOOL YEAR

The most important thing that happens in the school and classroom community during the first few weeks is encouraging children to get to know each other and to begin to see their class as a team. Here are some activities … Continue reading

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Reconnecting With Joy

August can be a time of big transitions. The days are getting shorter and in many families, the first preparations for school are beginning.  It can be really busy!  Sometimes when there is a lot to be accomplished, adults in … Continue reading

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Joy In Learning

August is a wonderful time for reflection. The new school year is on the horizon and the past school year is now fading a bit in the distance. As a teacher or administrator, you face tremendous pressure to support students … Continue reading

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Building Empathy Muscles in the Classroom

Teaching is easier when your students look out for each other, connect with each other, and can self-regulate when challenging situations arise. That calls for empathy. Building empathy requires opportunities to practice, learn, and make mistakes in a safe classroom … Continue reading

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Encouragement: The Practice of Connection

Encouragement is the most powerful tool to build connections that matter. Inside the word encouragement you find courage. The word courage comes from the Latin cor, which means ‘heart’. We look at courage as the movement we make in the … Continue reading

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Connections: The Language of Love

Connections are crucial. They are a powerful practice for raising healthy, capable, successful children. Connecting with adults who love them changes how a child’s brain is wired as he or she grows up. How we treat our children changes who … Continue reading

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