5 Ways to help children develop GRIT

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5 Ways to Help Children Develop GRIT Prepare the child for the path; not the path for the child.  (author unknown) Over fifty years ago, Emmy Werner, a psychologist did a groundbreaking four decade study of hundreds of children living on the Hawaiian island, Kauai. One third of the kids were born into poverty or…

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3 Ways to Help Children Develop Resilience

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3 Ways to Help Children Develop Resilience What does a child do when faced with a challenging situation? Give Up Find an adult to fix the problem Attempt to solve the problem What is resilience?  It is the ability to recover from difficulties. What are the key factors in developing resilience?  Here’s what we know…

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3 Ways the Internet Has Changed Kids’ Lives

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Three Ways the Internet has Changed Everything for Kids (and what to do about it) I often hear experienced teachers complain about how students have changed over the years.  Children who will spend hours locked into a video game can hardly pay attention for ten minutes to a classroom lesson.  It seems that children of…

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Is being fair a bad idea?

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What if being fair means everyone misses out? When was the last time you heard, “It’s not fair!” Do you struggle to be fair to the students in your classroom? Do you worry that you don’t give equal attention or time to your kids? What if being fair actually means that everyone misses out? The…

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Helping children develop a servant heart

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Gratitude and Generosity are Key With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s a great time to teach children the importance of gratitude and being thankful.  Children of all ages can be encouraged to develop a servant heart and a spirit of generosity through learning to serve others. Schools Develop a Spirit of Service…

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