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10 Things to Teach Children About Cyberbullying

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We already know that kids are spending a lot more time in front of screens.  Smartphones provide a great outlet for connecting with friends.  However, learning to disconnect and set boundaries for tech time is only one part of practicing … READ MORE

6 Ways to Balance Device Screen Time

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Smartphones and Distraction: 6 Ways to Balance Device Screen Time Today’s flood of digital distractions can keep us from staying focused on teaching, learning, and connecting with the people around us. Being truly present in our environment and engaged in … READ MORE

5 Tips to Improve Your Digital Well-being During COVID-19

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How do we maintain a healthy relationship with technology during a pandemic? The worldwide health crisis disrupted how we socially interact, transformed the workplace, and shifted classrooms. Educators, students, and parents were forced to quickly adopt virtual learning, where navigating … READ MORE

Fun activities to bring the family together this holiday season

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Sure, some holidays involve presents, but presence — quality time — is the best gift of all. Respectful Ways is pleased to offer this checklist of fun activities that children can do with the whole family this holiday season. These … READ MORE

9 reasons your students need Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs – now more than ever

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There’s a lot of buzz around social emotional learning programs, but are they worth the investment? A growing body of research shows measurable academic, behavioral, personal, and social benefits– even more critical when students are living in the time of … READ MORE

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How Trauma-Sensitive Learning Is Continuing Online

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When the threat of COVID-19 arrived, schools responded quickly. Principals made announcements, administrators hustled, and teachers developed lesson plans. In a matter of days, students were learning from home.  But as any instructor knows, academic content represents a single facet … READ MORE

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Bullying Prevention Starts with the Power of Words: A Printout for Students

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Blog and Poems by Bruce Cabell The Impact! Bullying continues to be an enormous problem. With 95% of U.S. teens connected to the Internet and over 59% being cyber-bullied during their lifetime, there seems to be no end in sight. … READ MORE

Why Words Hurt More Than Sticks and Stones

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Growing research shows that social and emotional trauma in childhood rewires the brain and contributes to PTSD, depression, and substance abuse in adulthood.   As children, many of us learned to protect our feelings with the mantra, “Sticks and stones … READ MORE

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