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Mindfulness, meditation, and “enjoying the moment” seem to be catch phrases at the moment. Colouring books are wildly popular, all the celebrities meditate daily, and mindfulness is part of everyday conversations. And in this instance, I think the hype is right. You see, I realized not long ago how fast and busy my classroom was.  […]

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Pencil Boxes With A Plan

For seven years I have had my students work with shared tubs of pencils, crayons, markers, and more.  I have always believed that they need to learn to share, and this gives them an authentic time to practice things like saying, “Please pass the bucket.”  This is very true, and for years the system has […]

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