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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
4 Guiding Principles for Parents Teaching From Home
Four tips to help parents create meaningful and effective in-home learning opportunities during the pandemic.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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