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Breathe: Have the presence of mind

What is one of the most important life skills impacting health, relationships, and achievement? Self-regulation. Self-regulation can be broadly defined as the ability to manage and control oneself. This relates to one’s emotions (moods and feelings) as well as one’s … Continue reading

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Denial: Guiding families through the Four Stages of Parent Grief

In a previous post, I wrote about the Four Stages of Parent Grief and what educators should know about how parents process news of their child’s challenges.  In the following posts I will outline how educators can guide parents to … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of Parent Grief: What educators should know about how parents process news of their child’s developmental challenges

When the school’s phone number pops up on the caller ID, any parent’s initial reaction is panic.  My first-born child had probably been in childcare for less than a month when they called me to tell me there was a problem. School … Continue reading

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Which one doesn’t belong? Math from a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens

Early childhood mathematics development is finally getting the attention it deserves.  As researchers and educators understand more about how young children learn math, schools are implementing curricula that extend far beyond the 58 seconds of rote counting that had been … Continue reading

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Passing Along Our Faith

I have very few memories of showing anyone my report card during my school years. No one checked that I did my homework or studied for a test. It wasn’t due to a lack of interest in my academic success. … Continue reading

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Hidden Menus: What we should uncover about our students

Have you ever heard of a hidden or secret menu?  I had not until recently.  I didn’t know that some restaurants offer items that are not advertised and only available if you know to ask.  Isn’t that like our students? … Continue reading

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Let’s talk: Why and how to promote language development in children

  The child begins to perceive the world not only through his eyes but also through his speech.  ~ Lev Vygotsky Language is a way we come to understand ourselves, through our connections and communications with others.  Human babies can decipher … Continue reading

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