Supporting Parents during COVID-19

Supporting Parents during COVID-19

My name is Anthony and I’m an educator and therapist. During this unprecedented time of uncertainty and unpredictability, I would like to offer a therapeutic lens and resources for families struggling with this transition to having their children home full-time.  The...
5 Activities for Kids During Social Distancing

5 Activities for Kids During Social Distancing

As more experts recommend social distancing, parents wonder what to do with kids who are cooped up at home. We understand that COVID-19 is no snow day, but children need a break from the gloom of quarantine. Without losing sight of how serious the Coronavirus pandemic...
Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus: 4 Tips

Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus: 4 Tips

Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Although children may be less at risk of contracting the novel Coronavirus, they are not immune to the emotional disruption of the virus. As schools close and schedules change, talking to kids about Coronavirus is an...
Inclusive Mindfulness (Part 2)

Inclusive Mindfulness (Part 2)

Inclusive Mindfulness For Kids (Part 2) Last month, we asked the question “Will mindfulness really work for my kids?” For this month, we’re sharing practical tips & tricks for educators looking to bring trauma-informed care to their classrooms. These...
Inclusive Mindfulness (Part 1)

Inclusive Mindfulness (Part 1)

One question we get often is along the lines of “will mindfulness really  work for my students?” While every student, classroom, and school is different, there is ample research showing the benefits of mindfulness on youth and adults alike.  Like any classroom...
Student New Year’s Resolutions in the Classroom

Student New Year’s Resolutions in the Classroom

You’ve probably made some New Year’s resolutions — and you probably didn’t keep them! Our students also struggle to set and achieve goals but teachers can help with a few simple moves. According to recent research, a student’s ability to set and achieve goals is...
Five Tips to Reduce Winter Break Anxiety for Students

Five Tips to Reduce Winter Break Anxiety for Students

Teachers are almost always excited about an upcoming vacation, but as we approach the winter break, your students may also be experience excitement and joy mixed with feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. This month, we reached out to a handful of educators, school...
SEL Book Review: Small Things by Mel Tregonning

SEL Book Review: Small Things by Mel Tregonning

Looking for a good book to help grades 3-6 students with childhood anxiety? I found a great one, with no words. This book is particularly relevant to me right now. Two weekends ago I went back to my elementary school reunion – over 30 years after we graduated....
Classroom Gratitude Challenge

Classroom Gratitude Challenge

Gratitude in the Classroom With Thanksgiving coming up, it’s a good time to practice some gratitude. Research on gratitude has shown that regular practicing gratitude (thinking about what you’re grateful for) enjoy lots of benefits, including having better physical...
SEL at Parent-Teacher Conferences

SEL at Parent-Teacher Conferences

If you’re a teacher heading into parent-teacher conferences and are looking for some ideas and tools to help with SEL conversations with parents, read on! While kids may worry about what is said at parent-teacher conferences, those conversations can be just as...