Cultivating Student Happiness: Beware of Toxic Positivity

By Lisa Parry

When my oldest daughter graduated from high school a few years ago, I gave her and her four closest friends a bracelet with this affirming message:

She believed she could, so she did.

It seemed like the perfect sentiment for five young ladies ready to leave the comfort and security...

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The Benefits of Books on Dealing With Anxiety

While reading, in general, can help alleviate stress and anxiety, helping you feel more relaxed, if you’re looking for anxiety tips for your daily life, you can find books on dealing with anxiety specifically. When you read these books, you will experience many benefits.

Learn Essential...

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Do you have a Shelly or Juan in your classroom?

 Juan and Shelly are walking home from school, both looking down and kicking an empty, crushed soda can. Finally, Juan breaks the silence.

"Shelly, did you ask any questions in class today?"

"No," she says quietly. "The teachers hate me, and when they do call on me, the kids all laugh."...

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5 educator must-do's during winter break

Dear educator, winter break is finally here! It's time to relax and recharge before the new year. Here are five fun and healthy must-do's during your time away from the classroom:

1. Catch up on sleep.

Most educators could use more sleep. Likely you're nodding your head in agreement....

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3 simple hacks for teaching resilience to students

As educators, we know that one of our most important responsibilities is to help our students develop the skills they need to be successful in life. One such skill is resilience—the ability to bounce back from setbacks and difficulties.

Teaching resilience is not difficult; it does,...

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How to modernize your teaching, build rapport, and help anxious students succeed

Teaching is hard. The learning process for students has changed drastically in the past 10 years, and it's changing even faster now. Students are more anxious than ever before, but also better equipped to handle this anxiety through technology and improved rapport with teachers and peers. 

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Helping Students Build Lifelong Skills to Manage Anxiety

One of the biggest challenges for educators as they work with students is managing their ever-growing need for independence.

It starts at a tender young age. The terrible twos are rooted in the stubbornness of independence, and the toddler must do it all on their own.

This attitude never...

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Building Self Awareness to Beat Teacher Burnout

Having strong self-awareness is essential to beating burnout because if you don’t know who you are, it’s impossible to get your feet under you and figure out how to go forward.

And although you used to have a reason for teaching, burnout has turned your identity into a pile of ashes....

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You're Burned Out, Stuck, and Ashamed: 3 Steps for Finishing the School Year Strong

It’s hard to assess your current reality and how it came to be when you’re just trying to keep your head above water. As teachers, we often don’t allow ourselves the time to reflect on where we started, where we are, how we got here, and where we want to be.

Teaching creates a...

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Observe, Ask, and Implement: Ways to Support Students in Overcoming Their Own Anxiety

Anxiety is a “quiet” illness; it’s neither physical nor always visible. Additionally, symptoms can be different from student to student, and from day to day. Because of this, anxiety falls victim to perception.

In her book Anxious, Christine Ravesi-Weinstein shares stories and...

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