The Best 15 Books to Raise Children’s Emotional IQ and Teach Empathy
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The Best 15 Books to Raise Children’s Emotional IQ and Teach Empathy

One of the best tools to raise your children’s emotional IQ and empathy are books. Reading a story with your children gives you ample opportunity to talk about the story, the cause of the emotions and what is the best way to act and react in a similar situation. Help your children improve their coping…

A Teacher by Any Other Name – The Instructional Shift of Blended Learning
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A Teacher by Any Other Name – The Instructional Shift of Blended Learning

What kind of power is in a title, and what if we redefined the role of the teacher? I’m currently reading the book Blended by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker. Often when I read a book for professional learning, I skip around depending on the work in which I’m currently involved. Last week, I…

Appreciating What, Where and How Boys Read [Infographic]
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Appreciating What, Where and How Boys Read [Infographic]

Unfortunately for many boys, what gets in their way of reading for pleasure are very well-intentioned adults who try to steer them in the “right” direction. That’s why the greatest gift we can give boys this season is an appreciation of their reading preferences! Using and Viewing the Graphic The above infographic is published under…

Why You Shouldn’t Shrug off Your Son’s Reading Habit this Summer
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Why You Shouldn’t Shrug off Your Son’s Reading Habit this Summer

Summer is right around the corner here in the United States bringing with it both good feelings and worry. For boys, summer equals a long vacation to do what they love every day: nothing, play video games and sports, run around, hang with friends, swim, etc. And who can blame them? Unfortunately, reading doesn’t make…

Exclusive Interview: Author Teresa Ann Power and The ABCs of Yoga For Kids Around the World
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Exclusive Interview: Author Teresa Ann Power and The ABCs of Yoga For Kids Around the World

The following is an exclusive interview with Teresa Anne Power, internationally acclaimed children’s yoga expert and bestselling author, yogi, and advocate for the health benefits of yoga for children. Her first book, international hit The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, launched an empire of resources including CDs, DVDs, flashcards, and an informational website for parents…

The Benefits of Reading to Children—More Than Just Quality Time Together
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The Benefits of Reading to Children—More Than Just Quality Time Together

“The more rich and multifaceted the learning experiences, the more neurons are fired. What fires together, wires together.” —Dr. Betty Rintoul (NC Infant Mental Health Association, Baby Steps, Fall Newsletter, 2013.) This is a great quote that I have used during presentations when talking about the number of benefits of reading to children. First, there is…

The Innovator’s Mindset—A Blockbuster Lesson from George Couros
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The Innovator’s Mindset—A Blockbuster Lesson from George Couros

Let me begin by making three confessions: 1. I think this is a very clever title … read on to find out why. 2. I thought this review would never be written; indeed, I’ve taken nearly twelve months to do so… 3. I believe I might have a form of hypergraphia. This too is highly…

Worried About Your Little Worrier? A Guide to Manage Kid’s Anxiety & Stress
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Worried About Your Little Worrier? A Guide to Manage Kid’s Anxiety & Stress

On a recent trip to Mexico I encountered one of my favorite souvenirs, the worry doll. Worry dolls, or trouble dolls, are tiny, only about one inch tall and an eighth of an inch wide. They are handmade in Mexico and Guatemala, with tiny clothes and painted on faces. The legend says to tell the…

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