Classroom and Group Management · Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

Cyberbullying: How to Identify It and Its Negative Effects

Can you remember your first student incident with cyberbullying?  My first encounter with my students and cyberbullying was on Sconex many years ago. (This may give away my age, but for those of you who don’t know, it was one of the first online sites where high school students could read, share, and message each… Continue reading Cyberbullying: How to Identify It and Its Negative Effects

College Exploration · Life Skills · Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

15 Survival Tips for Your First Year of College

There are some basic survival tips that every college freshman living at school and away from home should know. These are some great tips that college students state they would have wanted to know before they went to college. So if you take these survival tips seriously, you’ll have a huge advantage when beginning your… Continue reading 15 Survival Tips for Your First Year of College

Classroom and Group Management

How to Talk to Teens About: Relationships and Safety

Being a teen is a really confusing time. You are struggling to be independent and find out how to fit in this world. Now throw in dating into the mix and whew…  Many teens struggle to know how to act, or what to say, and some are just glad that someone is showing an interest… Continue reading How to Talk to Teens About: Relationships and Safety

Classroom and Group Management · Life, Social, and Emotional Skills

Fun & Easy Kindness Lessons & Activities that will Engage Teens

  Sometimes we get caught up in everyday life stresses that we forget how we act towards others. Not only does this happen to us, but it is most likely happening to our students as well.  Even though as educators we have seen some crazy things, it still hits us a little bit when we… Continue reading Fun & Easy Kindness Lessons & Activities that will Engage Teens

Cultural Competency

Popular Myths You Need to Know About Hispanic Heritage

Every day, we encounter microaggressions and myths about Hispanic heritage. Microaggressions can be subconscious and subtle bias towards a marginalized group of people. Although some people may feel they are making a statement to connect to someone from a Hispanic or Latino(a) background, the statements can be really insensitive, inappropriate, or even offensive. In our… Continue reading Popular Myths You Need to Know About Hispanic Heritage

Classroom and Group Management

10 Strategies To Remember Student Names

  At the start of each new year, whether it’s for school, a program, or a workshop, it’s inevitable that we have to learn the names of the incoming students and/or participants. Some people have an amazing knack for remembering names. I am definitely not one of those people. I am actually HORRIBLE at it!… Continue reading 10 Strategies To Remember Student Names

Cultural Competency

Embracing A Multicultural Holiday Season In The Classroom

I am so excited to be a part of the 12 Days of December Blog Hop and Giveaway! I am working with some amazing secondary educator-authors to write about how we can bring “comfort and joy” into the classroom during the holiday season. As educators, it’s really exciting to add some sparkle and bling to… Continue reading Embracing A Multicultural Holiday Season In The Classroom