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Top Ten Skills for Middle School Students!

Top 10 Skills for Middle School Students! This is a great list, very thorough, and completely accurate for middle schoolers!  

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And our new year begins…

Our faculty and staff began last week with the solar eclipse; the students arrived this week and, we are off! Here’s to a great 2017-18 school year! Here’s to a great 2017-18!

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Reading? Go for it!

Some great opportunities here to think about the power of reading… And what better time to look at reading? Summer! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/reading  

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Sometimes the best thing you can say to your students is NO.

There are some great reminders in here about parenting for the long haul! This parenting thing is a marathon, not a sprint! Why saying NO to children sometimes can have benefits in childhood development  

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The Importance of Interpersonal Skills in the workplace…

So many schools talk about social emotional learning as a co-curricular activity. We are seeing more and more that these skills are a means to acquiring curriculum. They create the conditions for learning. Why People Skills are becoming more valuable … Continue reading

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The Secret to a Meaningful Life…Study of Introverts vs. Extraverts

I am intrigued by Little’s notion that a personality trait does not have to dictate what personal projects one takes on. I even think the notion of a personal project is foreign to many of us. This concept of what … Continue reading

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Raising Caring Kids… Harvard’s “Making Caring Common Initiative

As we try and model empathy and compassion for our students and children, we are faced with the task of working against a lot of what they are seeing and hearing in the popular culture, and even in the news … Continue reading

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