Trauma and Resilience

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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Book Club Recommendations

By The Editorial Team August 7, 2020

From as early as the 1600s, book clubs have been a way for people to connect, reflect, and grow together. Book clubs have spanned mail-order businesses, bookstores, libraries, TV shows (thank you, Oprah!), and online forums. It is estimated that there are more than 5 million book club members in the United States alone.  As… Read More

Why Do You Teach? Six-Word Challenge

By Darri Stephens July 30, 2020

As a former teacher, my New Year didn’t start on January 1st. Rather, it would begin at the start of the school year come August or September. And even though I’m not in the classroom anymore, I still find myself buying a new pack of pencils or scented markers each fall to mark the occasion. … Read More

Creating “Caroline Conquers Her Corona Fears”

By The SHARE Team April 29, 2020

Editor’s note: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it. Doctors Vaughn, Dugan, and Camelford of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center… Read More

Editor’s note: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it. Dr. Bucky Dodd of the University of Central Oklahoma talks us through… Read More

Editor’s note: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it. In this episode, we talk to Steve Mesler, Olympic Gold Medalist and… Read More

Just over a year ago, I had the opportunity to go back to London, where I always make sure to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum. I actually went back a second time in the same week because they were having a limited-time exhibit, Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition. The walls were full of sketches… Read More

Keeping Up the Routine for Kindergarteners

By The SHARE Team April 13, 2020

Editor’s note: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it. Adam Keeling, Kindergarten Teacher – better known affectionately as Mr. K –… Read More

Student Activity: Reach for the Stars!

By Darri Stephens April 11, 2020

DIRECTIONS  Have you ever wished upon a star? Starlight, star bright,First star I see tonight… Sometimes you might wish for things to happen, but you can help make them happen by taking steps forward towards your goals. Sometimes that means you have to challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone.  Part 1: In… Read More

Why is it important to keep moving forward? One of life’s biggest lessons is mastering the art of moving forward. Yet, it’s one of life’s greatest oxymorons, for as simple as the behavior is – it is difficult. For some reason, it can be tough to take a step outside of one’s comfort zone, no… Read More

For Teachers: One Step At A Time

By Darri Stephens

In life, I often find myself turning to popular media, literature, or movies for a balance of inspiration and reassurance. Whenever my sister or I am having a bad day, we’ll mutter to each other, “Some days are like that … even in Australia.” (Can you name that children’s book by award-winning author, Judith Viorst?)… Read More

Student Activity: The‌ ‌Game‌ ‌of‌ ‌Life‌

By Darri Stephens April 10, 2020

Life can have many ups and downs. In order to stay motivated, it helps to set some long-term goals, and then figure out the short-term goals that will help you get there. You’ll have to stay motivated and work through obstacles along the way. DIRECTIONS  Design a board game to illustrate one of your life… Read More

You may find that your family members are suffering from a lack of motivation over the past few weeks. Motivation is often impacted by the powerful emotion of fear, and there is quite a bit of fear these days. But as the saying goes, if there’s a will, there’s a way! How can we stay… Read More

I often lament the conundrum that when I have nothing to do, it is super hard to get anything done… Raise your hand if you’ve reorganized your sock drawer, seen every COVID-19-related meme, or learned the latest and greatest TikTok dance recently? You, like most of us, probably are suffering from a lack of motivation… Read More

Student Activity: My Superpowers

By Brisa Ayub April 8, 2020

DIRECTIONS – Part 1 Life is full of changes, some big and some small. Can you think of a big change that has happened to you? Describe it below. DIRECTIONS – Part 2 Now think of how you handled that change and create a superhero that can help others make it through similar changes! What… Read More

How can change be powerful? Kids do it every day without any thought. They are constantly changing. Their bodies, their attitudes, their abilities, and their perceptions – both of the world around them and of themselves. And then, of course, there is the type of change that can be anxiety-provoking, a little scary, and full… Read More