Tips for Educators

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Experience Awe

These two tips are for teachers to help your kids experience awe - and, in turn, focus less on themselves and more on the world around them.

 
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Don’t Take Failure Personally

These five research-tested guidelines are for administrators who want to help their students cultivate hope and a can-do attitude.

 
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Care For Our Teachers

Teachers and administrators alike can follow these tips to create a caring school community.

 
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Teach Morals to Middle-Schoolers

When your students break the rules, don’t just punish them. Talk to them. Here, Vicki suggests three ways that teachers can start a dialogue with their middle-schoolers.

 
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Show Your Kids You Care

Showing your students you care is as easy as asking kids questions and really listening to their answers. Vicki gets us started with four practical tips.
 
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Keep Your Cool (Even In Chaos)

Educators know to be calm and clear, but they should also know to be self-compassionate. Here, Kristin Neff tells teachers two exercises to keep cool in the heat of a hectic moment.
 
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Become a Better Teacher

These three tips are for the administrators: on how to cultivate positive relationships and realize a safer - and more effective - school environment.

 
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Prime Kids for Kindness

Teachers, here are four back-to-school tips on how to make your kids just a little kinder.
 
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Dads: Develop Your Caregiving Skills

Schools, hospitals and non-profits need fathers too. Here are four ways for organizations to get the guys involved.

 
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Find Your “Flow”

Challenging your kids, and laughing with them, are just two of these eight tips on how to foster flow - and peak performance - in your classroom.
 
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Nurture Your Child’s Brain

Seigel and Bryson, authors of “The Whole Brain Child,” share their strategies to help your kids develop better and more balanced relationships.

 
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Teach Kids to be Mindful

Megan Cowan, of Mindful Schools, provides instructions and a ready-to-read script for a mindfulness lesson. Use it daily - in your home or in your classroom - to raise more mindful kids.

 
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Help Your Kid Be a Hero

Standing up to a bully might not automatically make your kid a super-hero, but these four tips for you just might make them feel like one.

 
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Ask Your Kids to Count Their Blessings

Practicing gratitude is as simple as counting the things in your life that you feel thankful for. But here’s a tip - or two - for the teens who might need an extra boost.

 
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Talk to Your Kids About School

If you want your middle-schooler to succeed, don’t do their homework. Instead, follow this advice to make them feel independent - and see how successful they can be on their own.

 
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Discourage Cheating

This article for parents and teachers tells us why students cheat - and what we can do to stop it.

 
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Teach Your Kids to Deal with Negative Emotions

Emotion-coaching your kids to more positive - and fewer negative - emotions in 3 steps. (Nobody said they were “easy”!)

 
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Help Your Kids Deal with Failure

Failing is scary enough without fear of being reprimanded for it. Here, Carter gives us some constructive ways to criticize our kids when they make mistakes.

 
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Quit Obsessing Over Being Perfect

Perfectionism researcher Randy Frost reminds us that it doesn’t hurt very much - or for very long - to fail. Here are 5 ways to quiet your inner perfectionist.

 
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Let Go of a Grudge

Forgiving isn’t about forgetting; it’s about learning how to let go. Christine Carter teaches us three ways to forgive - and how to feel happier, healthier, and more empathetic as a result.