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Kindness in the Classroom: Inauguration Day and Beyond

You’ve probably heard that old joke about parents who are shocked to hear their normally well-behaved child swearing up a blue streak. When they inquire as to where the child has learned such colorful language, the answer is, of course, “From you.” Children are constantly watching and listening. They are constantly learning about the world they live in and how they should behave in that

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Our guest blogger shares a helpful guide on building loyalty in your students, which even includes building your brand! Learn some tried-and-true tips that were actually designed for businesses but can be successfully used in classrooms, too!

Building Loyalty in Your Students

Hi teachers! I’m Retta from Rainbow City Learning, and I’d love to share some ideas with you about building loyalty in your students as you think about how you’d like your teaching year to go. Thanks so much to Rachel for inviting me back! Loyalty is a feeling of strong support for something or someone. What could be better? Students who support you and what

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It's easy to get frustrated with students who have ADHD; I'm sure we've all been there, as educators. However, our guest blogger is sharing her insight on how teachers and other educators should handle ADHD gently for the benefit of the kids who struggle with it. She's sharing some really great ideas for ways to do this, so click through to read her post.

ADHD: How to Handle Squirrely Kids More Gently

Here’s Lessia Bonn, from I am Bullyproof Music, on addressing ADHD with increased kindness and understanding!   ADHD: We flit, we float. We sail on quirky boats. We talk about tangerines when you asked us about pumpernickel. Oh jeez.   My mom used to groan in my direction, “Look how you get!” I’ve had mud on my face my whole life. ADHD life is disorderly. Squirrels rule

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Put the ball in students' court by teaching and guiding them in setting their own learning goals. Their progress and sense of ownership will amaze them!

Teach Your Students to Set Their Own Learning Goals and Boost Learning

Minds in Bloom is happy to present Jen Bradshaw, the author of TeacherKarma, with her inspiring and informative post. We know you’ll find it useful!   Boost learning by teaching students to set their own goals. For the past six years, I have had the opportunity to be a Literacy Coach and RtI (Response to Intervention) Specialist on a kindergarten through fifth grade elementary campus.

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One of the most important tasks for teachers of at-risk students is improving their self-esteem. When at-risk students don't believe in their own potential, they're less likely to be successful. This post outlines eight tips to help teachers foster self-esteem in at-risk students.

Improving the Self-Esteem of At-Risk Students

Creative Expressions was co-founded by two sisters about one-and-a-half years ago.  They produce bilingual products for teachers in the fields of English, Spanish, ESL, and math.   Their article about enhancing self-esteem of at-risk students validates their belief that all students can learn under the right circumstances. We have too many students who are at risk, and as teachers we need to help them improve their self-esteem whenever possible.  Sometimes, we just

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Fold the Line is an easy but thought-provoking game that will help your students get to know each other, build social skills, and discuss controversial (or not) topics. Click through to learn more about this engaging and authentic classroom activity!

Fold the Line

Minds in Bloom is happy to present Terri Izatt from KinderKapers with a guest post on the game Fold the Line. We know you’ll love it!   This is an exciting time of year as we are thinking about going back to school and getting to know a new batch of students.  How do we build rapport with all these new little (or not-so-little) people?

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Join educators everywhere in remembering Sandy Hook and our fallen colleagues and their students. Let's come together to carry out random acts of kindness in their memory.

Remembering Sandy Hook

As educators, we remember and honor our fallen colleagues and their students from Sandy Hook School. We honor them each day in our classrooms in which we continue their dream of teaching our children. We honor their memory with our service. Join with teachers everywhere in committing random acts of kindness to show our love for Sandy Hook.

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