Here’s Some Tessellation Patterns & Ideas – And How To Make A Tessellation to Boot!

Here’s Some Tessellation Patterns & Ideas – And How To Make A Tessellation to Boot!

It’s incredible how a tessellation design transforms a blank piece of paper into an exciting and beautiful design. Creating tessellations is for all ages and more straightforward than it looks. Art and math teachers use tessellations in their lessons, art projects, and inspiring STEAM-related exercises. There is even a World Tessellation Day on June 17. …

A Quick and Easy Guide On How To Screencast In Education

A Quick and Easy Guide On How To Screencast In Education

In today’s world, everyone needs to know how to screencast. It used to be the realm of sales departments or human resources that needed to master sharing their screen with others. But in today’s environment, teachers and other education professionals must wear the hat of a content creator to teach effectively. Screencasting is an excellent…

Teaching Children To Cope With Uncertainty In Their Lives

Teaching Children To Cope With Uncertainty In Their Lives

No matter how organized you are and how much you’ve planned the day, you can’t control everything and everyone. Something always happens that you didn’t expect; sometimes, it’s a small thing other times it turns your world upside down. People, adults, and children need to deal with uncertainty daily; it’s part of life, and it…

3 Online Emotional Support Resources for Autism Families

3 Online Emotional Support Resources for Autism Families

The autism diagnosis is a lonely isolating diagnosis.  Neurotypical families may think it is difficult, but it is actually thousands of times harder than what some people may think. When my son received his diagnosis 27 years ago, there was no internet. We learned about treatments and services from books and articles. We also networked…

Group Work: How to Make it Work For Everyone

Group Work: How to Make it Work For Everyone

Cooperative learning, collaborative strategies, group rotations—whatever we decide to call it, the research behind group work in the classroom makes a strong case for embracing collaborative learning. As beneficial as it is, however, group work can easily go awry if the planning and structures are not in place. Here are some suggestions for well-managed group…

5 Ways to Help Children Deal With Bullies Compassionately [Infographic]

5 Ways to Help Children Deal With Bullies Compassionately [Infographic]

It’s common for children and parents to present in our practice due to difficulties with a school bully. School bullies can be terrifying for a small child, who will understandably feel undermined, afraid and frustrated, who will respond by lashing out, withdrawing or submitting. Here are 5 ways to help your child deal with a…

The Rise of the Fidget Spinner: What, Where, When, and How

The Rise of the Fidget Spinner: What, Where, When, and How

Anyone outside of the education realm, or who does not regularly interact with children, might assume that a fidget spinner is some sort of spaceship contraption or an obscure item found on the shelves of a home improvement store. However, teachers, parents and, of course, children know all too well what a fidget spinner is—and…

7 Amazing KidKraft Kitchen Playsets to Get Your Little Chef Cooking

7 Amazing KidKraft Kitchen Playsets to Get Your Little Chef Cooking

Is there a little chef eagerly waiting for their turn to stir a pot each and every time you prep a meal? Well now, you can continue to feed their “inner” chef with a KidKraft Kitchen! A KidKraft kitchen can come in an array of interactive designs and impeccable attention to detail are guaranteed to…

Utilize Your Students and Surveys to Measure Your Teaching Effectiveness

Utilize Your Students and Surveys to Measure Your Teaching Effectiveness

A teacher’s stakeholders’ satisfaction with their course is an important measure of instructional effectiveness that is too often overlooked or outright ignored. Of course, it’s absurd to hope to satisfy every young adult’s needs and wants equally throughout an academic year, but to endeavor to do so seems a requisite to respecting student voice in…

Appreciating What, Where and How Boys Read [Infographic]

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…

The What, Where and How of Creating ‘A Circle of Safety’ for Our Families

The What, Where and How of Creating ‘A Circle of Safety’ for Our Families

Creating a circle of safety is essential for healthy communication with your children. However, what does it mean to “create a safe space?” Tweet This phrase is a familiar buzzword in our communities, but how can you connect this concept with your family values and create safe communication guidelines for your children to use both in…

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