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Cyberbullying: 4 Things Every Parent Must Know About This Behavior

(The following is a guest post) Cyberbullying is a buzzword among parents and concerns them constantly, whether your child is 7 or 20. The behavior spreads all over school and college ecosystems in the US and according to the latest research half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years. Children read more

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Silos in Education: How to Break Them Down with These Tips

Silos in Education: How to Break Them Down by Sharing, Cutting, and Buying Time Silos in Education In the United States of America, silos in education is a simple structure that keeps things compartmentalized, organized, and safe. It’s perfect for storing grain on the farm; not so good in education, however. Historically, the silos in read more

Goals: 3 Ways to Help Students Make and Track Their Progress

Helping students achieve goals can seem like a conundrum, especially when it comes to helping others achieve theirs— like students. From the time these students were born, adults have directed the course of their lives at every decision-point relegating them to a level of dependence that demands little ownership or responsibility, limited thinking, and limited read more

4 Tips on How to Be The Best Role Model in Your Students’ Lives

  The Best Role Model in Your Students’ Lives To be the best role model in your students’ lives is no easy feat. As educators, we lead by example every day—for our students, our colleagues, and our communities. We carry the significant responsibility of shaping the opinions and actions of others, particularly our students. We read more

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3 Tips for Creating a Peaceful School Learning Environment (CAPSLE)

Creating a Peaceful School Learning Environment In order to have any kind of school success, students and teachers must first have a peaceful school learning environment. But creating a peaceful school learning environment comes with many questions from educators: ‘How can we make this school more peaceful? Where do we start?’ This seems like a daunting and read more

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5 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem and The Purple Sock Syndrome When I was 7 years old, I experienced something that would make me question myself and my self-esteem the rest of my growing years— I was cast as a purple tulip in the school play. I can’t quite remember the name of the play. I only remember – quite read more

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Can one person make a difference?

Can one person make a difference? It’s a good question as any; can one person make a difference? As a long-time believer in the power of collective thinking, I spent most of my career encouraging those around me to share their ideas, even the crazy ones, as a means to contribute to the whole. It read more

Planning to Fail: Lessons Learned About College & Career Readiness

Planning to fail in life is something most, if not all of us, never plan for. We don’t plan to fail, we plan to succeed— but life doesn’t follow our plans. Life throws curve balls at us from the time we are born. Life isn’t fair. As a woman who grew up on the land read more