Easing Holiday Stress

  For so many of us and the students and families we serve, the holidays are a mixed blessing. Even in the best of times, many of our students who see school as the anchor in their lives may be dreading being home for so long without the connections with teachers...

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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 to...

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Thoughts on George Floyd

Thoughts on George Floyd

We have been thinking a lot about all of our black friends over the past few days since the George Floyd verdict was announced. All of us a CMI and 5RM have set our hearts on creating programs that increase compassion and decrease racism, bias and so many other...

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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....

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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...

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