Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving 2014: Teaching gratitude, modeling gratitude, and then actually being grateful ourselves for all that we have.

Sometimes in the mélée of the holidays, we forget to be grateful. We forget to be grateful for… – Our health. – Our good fortune to be able to choose our education for our children. – The privilege to work … Continue reading

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So colleges do monitor social media!

A few cautionary tales about paying attention to our digital footprints for our students. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/technology/college-applicants-sanitize-online-profiles-as-college-pry.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000&_r=0

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Leadership 101

This is a blog I thoroughly enjoy following; some great bits in here. Look up the November 17 2014 post on MOXIE. http://www.leadershipnow.com/leadingblog/

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Parenting through the holidays…

This has some very good tips for including children in the rituals and gratitude of holidays and holiday meals. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/tips-to-get-your-kids-through-the-holidays-graciously-and-gratefully/2014/11/11/65899c74-639d-11e4-836c-83bc4f26eb67_story.html

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Understanding the adolescent brain!

This is a terrific article and an even better BLOG to follow. Great information! http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=88BDDE90-4FBF-11E4-90E20050569A5318

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Tidying Toys teaches responsibility early on…

This is a great article for teaching children the simple routines and early mindsets parents (and teachers) can foster for children, helping them develop empathy and see themselves as “of service” to their community. http://online.wsj.com/articles/how-parents-teach-children-to-tidy-up-toys-1415220462?KEYWORDS=children+tidy+up+toys

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The Nine P’s of Digital Citizenship

This no nonsense list is a great resource for parents AND children. We all need to make sure we have a good system in place for our own digital accounts and processes before we lecture students about theirs! Thank You … Continue reading

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