Talking with Youth about Ukraine

Photo by Volodymyr Tokar on Unsplash Even in homes where attempts are made to protect them, children are hearing about the war in Ukraine.  Some overhear their parents’ conversations or phone calls, some hear the news on in the next room, and others engage with...

Holiday Cheer!

We wanted to send you all our warmest wishes for a restful, joy-filled time to gather with loved ones, to carry forward your family’s traditions and to have moments to slow down the busy-ness of the season.  Please enjoy activities from this guide and feel free...
3 Ways to Cope with Grief & Loss During the Pandemic

3 Ways to Cope with Grief & Loss During the Pandemic

Acknowledging the Pandemic Effect The pandemic effect began for me as I observed what it was doing to schools, school staff, students and families. Working in this field of crisis response, I had lots of opportunity to hear the bitter stories of children orphaned by...
How to Raise Civil Citizens

How to Raise Civil Citizens

We have both an opportunity and a responsibility as educators and parents to do all we can to help raise educated, civil beings who are ready to participate in our democracy.   There’s a direct correlation between a functioning democracy and an educated populace....
COVID-19 and The Journey Ahead

COVID-19 and The Journey Ahead

It is going to be a long slog for all of us; young and old, families and classrooms, groups of all sorts and each of us individually.  Anxiety often causes us to draw in, and with the contagion factors of  the pandemic, to self-isolate.  But there is a...