Life’s Teachable Moments

Life’s Teachable Moments

Tune into the news, or social media, and you’ll quickly find dreadful stories that are difficult for adults to digest. Now think about how hard it is for children and teens to process these dark moments. Over the summer, we saw horrific images of Black lives taken –...
Grow from Grinch to Good

Grow from Grinch to Good

As exciting and wonderful as the holiday season is, it’s also ripe with requests for more. More of what?  Toys, gadgets, games, expensive (yet, festive) holiday experiences. In short, for kids of all ages, the holidays can become a time of the “gimmies”. The “gimmies”...
The Many Benefits of Gratitude

The Many Benefits of Gratitude

Without a doubt, there are many benefits to expressing gratitude. Historically, November is the time of year we take stock of what we are grateful for and give thanks. However, this may be challenging this year. Between the pandemic and social unrest, our focus may be...
School-Based Social-Emotional Learning

School-Based Social-Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) provides lifelong skills for our personal lives as well as the soft skills for our professional lives.  At this particular time,  SEL has the important role of providing students with the coping skills needed to survive and thrive. Not...