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Tell me the story…. that got you here.

Today Project CHANGE began their story work with the simple prompt: “Tell me a story that helps me understand how you came to be here.” All the stories that came out were moving, incredible, inspiring. “I am here because I…..

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When I Was 24

OCTOBER 30, 2014 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps pledge, Founders Club, national serviceby Maria Caruso Today’s guest post is the first in our AmeriCorps Alums Founders Club series and comes to us from Brad Meltzer’s 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps speech with Volunteer Florida. Brad is the #1…..

A Guide to Practicing Self-Care with Mindfulness

Making sure our own needs are met is as important as taking care of those we love most. When turning your attention toward yourself feels challenging, there are simple ways to move through the discomfort. Explore our new guide for…..

How Teachers Can Use Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Practices to Support their Students

Implementation Stories, Research and Neuroscience, Inspiration  Poonam Desai, PhD October 3, 2018 The school year is under way and as educators, students, and families fall into a new, yet familiar rhythm, the business of learning begins. Despite many teachers’ best planned lessons, best…..

Essential Trauma-Informed Teaching Strategies for Managing Stress in the Classroom (and Virtual Classrooms) By The Editorial Team

What is trauma? According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), child trauma is when a child witnesses or is involved in an event and, as a result, feels intensely threatened. A traumatic event or situation exceeds an individual’s ability to…..

King memorial idea was born in Silver Spring

By Michael E. RuaneAugust 25, 2011 Brother Hatchel doesn’t see so well anymore. And he has a prosthetic leg. So brothers Navy and Klugh guide him along the outdoor railing of the historic school where their fraternity chapter meets. Using two…..

Opinion: For a model of how to teach on the subject of American racism, turn to Frederick Douglass

By Michael Gerson Columnist Washington Post  November 8, 2021 at 2:39 p.m. EST Among other things, the birth of America was one of history’s greatest acts of hypocrisy. A nation dedicated to the proposition that “all men are created equal”…..

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PLAY AND LEARN: THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

As children grow older, play remains important for learning and development. Read how to encourage play for children. Play is often defined as children’s work. It is through play that children organize and make sense of the world. Play also…..

23 Reasons for Teachers to Apply Improv in the Classroom

Every year, school systems adopt new educational interventions and initiatives. This can be overwhelming to educators, as it puts a strain on time, resources and emotions. A no- cost, high impact intervention that is easy to integrate into classroom practice…..

Teachers protest staffing shortages in Maryland school system

By Donna St. George October 27, 2021 at 6:18 p.m. EDT Montgomery County teachers and support workers are protesting staff shortages in Maryland’s largest school system, saying they are exhausted and stressed out less than two months into the school year. Leaders…..