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Find Out How One Teacher Stopped Bullying in Her Classroom!

In Bullying, Counselors, Educators, Inspirational Stories/Videos, Social-Emotional by Omolara GbadamosiLeave a Comment

By Omolara Gbadamosi Within the school environment, the classroom is a child’s home. It represents the family unit. Most likely, every class will always have at least one child that seems out of place and other children will notice the awkwardness. Personally, I do not think oppression is the problem because it is part of human nature and likely to …

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8 Ways I Battle My Depression Every Day and Win!

In Anxiety/Depression, Counselors, Inspirational Stories/Videos, Social-Emotional by Rachel WiseLeave a Comment

I have literally been battling depression for the last 30 years and I am only 37. I have had ups and down and days where I certainly did not want to live anymore. I experienced severe bullying and parental neglect. I felt lost and hopeless hundreds of times, but I pulled through and I am so glad to be here to …

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5 Things That Are Awesome About Autism

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Before I start, I want to preface this article by stating that all people, including those with autism, have their own personalities, characteristics, and strengths. This article is merely a reflection of my own experiences and I am in no way suggesting that the statements in this article match every single person with autism in the world. This article encompasses …

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5 Great Music Videos About Science for Kids: K to 3rd Grade

In Educational Strategies & Tips, Educators, Fun Ideas, Inspirational Stories/Videos, Parents by Rachel WiseLeave a Comment

Music is such an amazing teaching tool. It helps keep the learner engaged and is a great way to get concepts in grained in memory. There are so many amazing learning music videos on Youtube. Here are five great science songs, excellent for early elementary school kids. These songs even have my two year old interested in science. Once you …

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I Wish I Was There to Protect You!-A Powerful Poem to Help the Victims of Bullying

In Bullying, Education and Behavior Poems, Inspirational Stories/Videos by Rachel Wise3 Comments

Thinking of my childhood, there’s so much I wish I’d known I’d love to go back and tell myself, now that I am grown You were only nine or ten when the mean, cruel things were said People teased you, called you names, threw papers at your head You used to think to yourself, “If they only took the time …

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5 Short Must-Watch Videos for Teachers

In Educational Strategies & Tips, Educators, Inspirational Stories/Videos by Rachel Wise1 Comment

The other day I saw this very powerful, motivational video on Linkedin and thought, “This is a must-watch for anybody who works with or raises kids!” (This is the first video below, by legendary educator Rita Pierson). Watching Ms. Pierson got me thinking that there must be other videos out there that can help boost the spirit and morale of …

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A True Story About A Child with Special Needs

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Here is a true story from inspirational early-childhood educator, Nancy Howson, that encourages us to do aim higher, believe more, and assume the best in all of our kids!! This story is republished with author permission from ExamHealth. Seven years ago I sat in a room with my co-workers as they briefed me about the children who would be coming into my …