Understanding your Kinesthetic Learners

While traditional classroom culture leans hard on a sedentary lecture style of learning, this norm is *thankfully* grossly out of date. Fortunately, educational culture is starting to recognize that all learners are not created equal, and that all learning styles… Read Story

Why You Need To Start Practicing Mindfulness…

Why should we practice mindfulness? In order to delve into why we should practice mindfulness, we must first explore what it actually is. The practice of mindfulness is a fairly simple concept, but one that is not always easily attained.… Read Story

12 Ways to Master Mindfulness

In a world as technologically driven as ours, the concept of “Mindfulness,” or a focused attention on the present moment, seems to be gaining more and more attention. With all the noise and distractions around us, paired with the latest… Read Story

A Multi Sensory Approach to Test Prep

Test prep has come a long way since I was in school. Back then, test preparation consisted of studying for hours, answering review questions at the end of the chapters, and making endless study guides and sheets to cram. These… Read Story

Bye, Bye Test Anxiety!

I am not sure who has more anxiety during testing season, parents or students.  As parents, we want our children to always succeed.  But, then how do they learn from mistakes?  As students, the pressure to always be amazing is… Read Story
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Identifying Undercover Kinesthetic Learners

It is easy to pick out a kid who needs a wiggle break. He or she tends to roll around, shout out, or seemingly vibrate right off rug! We tend talk a lot about those kids while failing to mention … Read Story
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Why Kids Need to Move BEFORE Testing

Does physical activity before testing help kids? ABSOLUTELY! In fact, while it is recommended that kids get at least one hour of physical activity a day for the health benefits, did you also know physical activity also helps stimulate the… Read Story
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Genius Tricks for Teaching Kids About Mindfulness

Emerging research indicates that teaching mindful practices to children may support stress reduction, self-regulation, levels of well-being, and increase the capacity for compassion. Children may perform better academically and have improved social skills, like the ability to navigate and peacefully… Read Story
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Without Community a Classroom Is Just a Room

Creating a sense of community in your classroom is one of the most important things you can do to have a successful school year. Easier said than done right? Well, one of the easiest ways to start this process is… Read Story
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Helping Kids Deal With Stress + Anxiety

Stress is all around us. As adults, we usually know what it feels like and how to cope, but children are also constantly inundated with stressful demands and stimuli, often without the same knowledge and skills adults have. Some stress… Read Story