Peaceful Homes & Classrooms

Social-Emotional Learning Is Key in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social-emotional instruction has been proven beneficial during normal times; it is now an urgent need. Here are 5 SEL activities for the classro

Mar 7 22 | 3 - 32 min read

3 Effective Ways to Create a Peaceful Home Life

Want to create a home with less yelling, power struggles, and chaos - a home that has more peace? Then these are your three ingredients.

Feb 28 22

Children Don't Have Standardized Minds. Let's Quit Testing Them As If They Do.

Our kids who are daydreaming or squirming in their seats or not listening or who show poor impulse control are being told that they are not beha

Feb 21 22 | 3 - 32 min read

Is Rushing Academics Detrimental To The Developing Brain?

How do children best learn, and what happens when academics are the focus of pre-school and kindergarten? This study gives us some pretty tellin

Feb 7 22 | 3 - 32 min read

School Culture Affects Black Student Achievement

As students prepare to return to school this fall, there are many things for parents and educators to consider. We are still in the midst of a p

Jul 28 21

Post-Pandemic Schools Need More Than Academics

Post-pandemic children have a lot to adjust to. And there is no cookie-cutter response because the mental health of our children is not one-dime

Jul 22 21

The Stories Kids Want To Tell About COVID

Our children grew up 

Jul 19 21

A Play-Based Solution To Reducing Stress In The Classroom

How can educators bring mindfulness practices into their classrooms? This educator shares tips and ideas for playful mindful minutes that can be added

Mar 25 21

Preschooler Teaches Her Younger Sister About Emotions While Learning To Manage Her Own

The last thing Kelly wanted was another gimmick for a tired, worn-out parent. She was overwhelmed and out of ideas on

Mar 11 21 | 3 - 32 min read

Feeding The Senses Helps Regulate Emotions: Part 2

Sensory diets are one way to incorporate alerting or calming sensory activities to regulate the nervous system, and because every child is un

Jan 9 21 | 3 - 32 min read

What Teachers Are Thinking and Feeling About Returning To School This Year

With fall approaching, parents and educators are looking to the next school year and wondering what’s best for everyone involved.

Aug 25 20

School After COVID: What Parents Are Saying

Last March, school districts across the country closed due to COVID, and more than 55 million children were sent home to finish their school yea

Jun 19 20 | 3 - 32 min read

Raising Awake Children in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Our country is standing at a pivoting point. #BlackLivesMatter is the anthem and our nation is singing in the face of

Jun 4 20

An Open Letter To My Child's Teacher

For months, every morning, I sent my child off to school to be in your care. I entrusted you with my heart as he walked into your classroom. I h

May 11 20 | 3 - 32 min read

Teacher's Biggest Concerns About Returning To School Post COVID-19

We asked teachers across the nation what their biggest concerns were regarding returning back to school, and this is what they told us.

Apr 23 20 | 3 - 32 min read

4 Guiding Principles for Parents Teaching From Home

Four tips to help parents create meaningful and effective in-home learning opportunities during the pandemic.

Apr 15 20 | 3 - 32 min read

Positive Affirmations are Helping Kids

These printable mantra bracelets are a great way for parents to share comforting and empowering mantras with children as young as age two on up. Becau

Mar 26 20 | 3 - 32 min read

Morning Meetings and Connecting a Classroom

A the school counselor shares how her school transformed its classroom culture by using SnuggleBuddies plush toys to teach

Jan 30 20

Teaching The Whole Learner: School Spotlight on Bloom360

Bloom360 Learning Community, a nonprofit school in southeastern Wisconsin for Learners ages 5 to 21 with neurodiverse needs, based 

Jan 27 20

Virtual Calming Corner Teaches Kids About Emotions Playfully

How do we teach social-emotional learning (SEL) to our children?

6 Tips for Using Yoga to Support Social-Emotional Inclusion

Sierra has struggled to cultivate language for how her disability impacts her own social-emotional development and how it

Feb 29 20 | 3 - 32 min read

Teaching Academics and Social-Emotional Skills in the Montessori Classroom

Emily Canibano, a Montessori teacher with a classroom of 16 students ranging in age from 1.2 to 5.5 years, was looking for a way to teach social-emoti

Feb 3 20

Helping Traumatized Children Learn – Trauma-Informed Schools Act of 2019

The Trauma-Informed Schools Act of 2019 helps to define trauma-informed practices within schools with goals to decrease school-to-prison pipeline and

Jan 7 20

Creating a Calming Corner for Small Spaces

Calming Corners of all sizes and styles are celebrated because what matters is that you opened the box. Here is how to make a calming space for small

Aug 26 19 | 3 - 32 min read

How To Get Your Kids to Listen Today Without Yelling

Mar 22 17
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