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Making Friends: 10 Team-Building Games For Students 

10 Team-Building Games For A Friendlier Classroom by TeachThought Staff 10 Team-Building Games for a Friendlier Classroom is a fantastic resource for developing relationships and a positive tone in the classroom. Included are 10 team-building games to get you started towards a friendlier, more positive classroom. This resource was developed by our own TeachThought Professional Development […]

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8 Things Every Student Needs On The First Day Of School

8 Things Every Student Needs On The First Day Of School by TeachThought Staff This content is sponsored by Staples The first day of school is the end result of a lot of preparation. After weeks of gathering lists, purchasing supplies, and scrambling to find that obscure scientific calculator that no one has ever heard […]

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6 Ways To Motivate Students Cognitively During Summer Break

6 Ways To Motivate Students Cognitively During Summer Break by Dr. Pamela Roggeman, academic dean at the University of Phoenix College of Education For decades, we have romanticized the idea of children taking the summer off to enjoy warm weather, summer camps and family vacations. Many of us have our own memories of waiting eagerly […]

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Psychologist: Children Need Structure More Than Warmth

Psychologist: Children Need Structure More Than Warmth by TeachThought Staff A relationship without rules leads to chaos. Rules without a relationship leads to rebellion. This often-quoted from author Andy Stanley does well to capture the need to support the growth of children by balancing affection and structure. Child psychologist Lisa Damour recently spoke with about […]

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But Who’s Going To Save The Bully?

But Who’s Going To Save The Bully? by Lisa Currie, Ripple Kindness Project Bully. It’s an ugly word because it involves ugly actions. This little word can stir the strongest emotions in people from all walks of life. Why, because it doesn’t discriminate and a high proportion of the population have been either directly or […]

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10 Meditation Apps For The Classroom

10 Meditation Apps For The Classroom by Ashley McCann The modern school day can be stressful, due in part to the pressure caused by standardized testing, social tension, and dwindling unstructured free time — all issues that affect teachers as well as students. It’s hard to cultivate a culture of curiosity and patience in an […]

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