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Responsibility: How to Teach It to Your Kids!

Responsibility: How to Teach It to Your Kids!

Teaching Responsibility Matters! “I forgot my homework folder at home.” “I forgot to bring my lunch today.” “I forgot a coat to wear for recess.” I might hear any number of these from my students on a typical teaching day. Children are still learning to be...

How to Create Engaging Family Dinner Discussions

How to Create Engaging Family Dinner Discussions

Special Family Time with Dinner Discussions Some of my best memories as a child include sitting around the dinner table with my siblings and parents, sharing about our days and laughing over a meal. Knowing I had this precious family time each night was an anchor for...

Conflict Resolution for Kids

Conflict Resolution for Kids

Why Teach Conflict Resolution? When I first became a teacher, I felt overwhelmed when my students were in conflict. I thought I needed to help them resolve the issue peacefully, so I would sit with them, intervene, and monitor them. The problem with this approach was,...

How to Teach Kids About Feelings

How to Teach Kids About Feelings

Why Feelings Matter As a child, I sometimes felt that if I expressed a “negative” emotion, I would seem ungrateful or be thought of as a complainer. As I grew older, I strived to be positive and upbeat, often minimizing my more difficult emotions. The problem is, you...

Tips for Building Routines at Home

Tips for Building Routines at Home

  Routines at School and at Home As former teachers, we at RAISE know that we couldn’t have gotten through one day teaching without routines. The first day of school, children often come to our classrooms nervous and unsure what to expect. They wonder what a typical...

Self Care Tips for Parents and Educators

Self Care Tips for Parents and Educators

The Importance of Self Care I have a headache. I didn’t sleep well last night. I haven’t prioritized exercise lately and feel sluggish. I’m grumpy. Any of these thoughts might be flooding my mind on a teaching day. Do I feel able to stop and attend to my needs? Not...