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Bravery in Kids: How to Nurture This Quality

If a child can learn to be brave, they will be much more resilient, and much more prepared to take smart risks. Brave kids are also more likely to stick to their moral convictions in tough situations. Clearly, this trait is something every parent wants to nurture, but how do they do it? What is Bravery A simple bravery definition might state that bravery is the ability to do something with confidence that is normally considered to be scary or intimidating. Consider...

6 Classroom Management Strategies For New K12 Teachers to Try

When experienced teachers prepare for the new school year, they can look back to see which classroom management techniques worked. New teachers don’t have the luxury to do that. Worse, they’re often left sifting through a metric ton of conflicting advice and information on how they should manage their classrooms. It can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s helpful to have some easy-to-understand and even easier-to-apply classroom management strategies down your sleeve. But before we jump into that, let’s get some...

How To Write a Winning Teaching Philosophy Statement (With Examples)

Remember those school days when we all were writing essays? Now it’s time for us, K-12 teachers, to re-experience the fear our students had during exams. We are talking about the teaching philosophy statement writing! Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll breeze through this task without much stress. But before we jump in, let’s get some definitions out of the way. What is Teaching Philosophy? The teaching philosophy statement also goes by the name “educational philosophy statement”. The University of Minnesota defines...

Kids Social Skills: Quick Guide for Parents

Teaching your child to talk is just part of the deal. Apart from making words into sentences, you should also explain to them what effect their communication and behavior can cast on others. In essence, that's what good social skills are all about. So What are Social Skills? Social skills stand for a group of abilities we use to communicate and interact with others, both verbally and non-verbally. Nonverbal communication includes our body language, gestures, and little personal mannerisms we use for...

The 7 Main Types of Learning Styles

Educators and researchers have spent thousands of hours trying to better understand how students learn. While there are some variances and out-and-out dissenters, many people agree that students generally possess one of seven types of learning styles: [edgtf_unordered_list style="circle" animate="no" font_weight=""] Spatial Auditory (Musical) Linguistic (Verbal) Kinesthetic Logical Social Solitary [/edgtf_unordered_list] For a moment, think about your own school experiences. Did you ever struggle through a class where nothing seemed to click? Maybe you had one or two amazing teachers that seemed to...

6 Types of Marketing Content to Add To Your Newsletter

Since email is 40X more effective for acquiring new customers than Twitter and Facebook combined, you gotta start investing in this marketing channel. Need some strategic direction? Here are the 6 different newsletter examples and ideas to inspire your next campaign! 1. Company Insights It’s no longer just the product that matters most to consumers. It’s the brand, too. A new study suggests that almost half (48%) of millennials are more likely to place an order with a business if they know...

How to Use a Behavior Chart to Motivate Your Kids

Take a sweeping look over any elementary school classroom, and you’ll find a behavior chart of some sort. Why do those simple pieces of paper remain so popular? The answer is simple: behavior charts work! Based on the concept of extrinsic motivation, they can prompt the kids to change negative behaviors, develop good habits, and see their progress towards goals. Unfortunately, not all behavior charts will do miracles. Yours won’t be effective if they make your kids feel bad about themselves,...

How to Foster Inclusivity in The Workplace

There's more to inclusivity than simply meeting certain benchmarks, or being able to check a 'box'. Companies who commit to inclusivity participate in creating fair workplaces, representative, and offer equal opportunities for all. Keep reading to learn more about the concept of inclusivity, why it's so important, and what you can do to create genuine inclusivity in your workplace. What is Inclusivity? To understand inclusivity, you really need to look at two terms. The first is diversity. This is the variety of ways...

What Parents Should Know About Executive Function Development

All of us have acted on impulse every once in a while. Perhaps we made a clothing purchase on a whim – something that we never ended up wearing. Maybe we made a quick hurtful comment to someone without thinking. But for the most part, we control our impulses pretty well. That’s because as adults we have a well-developed executive function, and impulse control is a part of that. As a parent, you will also need to help your child develop...

How To Improve Communication Using the Johari Window

We all have those few people with whom we share our innermost thoughts and feelings. But the majority of friends, acquaintances, and co-workers only know our “facade” self – the person we choose to let everyone see and know. And our communication with them is less intimate and, often at work, pretty standard and almost formal. What if managers and team leaders decided to share more of themselves with their teams? Would there be a change in the behaviors and relationships...