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October 28, 2020

The Three Essential Elements for Forging Strong Student Relationships

Technology is helping us stay connected during the pandemic, but there is no one-click equivalent to feeling understood, respected, and cared for by another person.

September 23, 2020

The Best Cure When Teachers and Students Feel Insecure

Confessing what you don't know and the challenges you face allows others to do the same—and that builds trust and cohesion, in the classroom and elsewhere.

September 16, 2020

What Teachers and Students Need to Hear to Feel Supported

When people are upset, our instinct is to try to fix things by changing how they feel as soon as possible. But that doesn't work. Here's what to do instead.

August 05, 2020

Feeling Alone? Join This Kindness Challenge to Build Connection and Increase Happiness

Empathy is something you can build like a muscle. Here are exercises that will help increase compassion during the pandemic.

July 29, 2020

Privilege and Racial Justice: How to Have Difficult Conversations With Students

Talking about privilege can feel uncomfortable, but it doesn't have to. Here's how to increase empathy to keep the momentum going in the call for racial justice.

June 09, 2020

What Teachers Should Know About Implicit Bias Right Now

Want to better understand prejudice? Here are three underappreciated facts about implicit race bias you should know, according to psychological science.

June 01, 2020

Make Graduation About Achievement, Not Comparison

The coronavirus has disrupted graduation ceremonies. Let's take advantage of the upheaval and rethink how we honor students.

May 27, 2020

How to Talk to Students About the Coronavirus Without Scaring Them

What you say about the coronavirus depends on the child's developmental stage. Here are examples of the best age-appropriate language for discussing the pandemic.

May 15, 2020

Feeling Cranky? How to Regulate Your Emotions When Teaching From Home

To be cranky at a difficult time (like this coronavirus pandemic) is human; to understand and manage your emotions, sublime.

May 08, 2020

How to Reinforce the Teacher-Student Relationship, Even When You're Apart

Students learn best from teachers who care about them. Here is how to build a foundation of trust that a pandemic can't destroy.

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