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This is quick share about SEL and C.L.A.S.S. Thank you to Carey Ridge Elementary School for highlighting both topics last week in the Friday newsletter,…View More What is SEL? What is C.L.A.S.S.?
The Brain and Building Resilience: Coping Strategies for Youth and Families. As we all are aware, the level of anxiety in our society is frightening…View More How to help an ANXIOUS CHILD SUCCEED in the classroom— Instructor: Terri Miller, Ph.D. GRADES K-12
By David Gelles @dgelles Save for Later Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness, the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment.…View More Mindfulness for Children
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