Interview With Jayne Rose-Vallee, Author of Dinosaurs Living in My Hair! 2

As a visitor in classrooms, I have seen firsthand how children can be insensitive, cruel, and mean towards others. Providing simple techniques to young students was a way to begin a conversation with adults reading the book. There is no magical answer to the subject of bullying, however, children need to understand the importance of telling adults when they see something amiss. Read More

New York State Makes Mental Health Classes Mandatory for Kids

The new mandate is intended to help students learn more about mental and emotional wellness, as well as helping them understand when and how to seek help for themselves and others. With around 13% of children ages 8-15 and 21% of teenagers ages 13-18 experiencing a severe mental health disorder, and only a little over half of those children receiving mental health services, this is incredibly necessary.  Read More

Just in Time For Back To School Season: Hilarious First Day Photos For Your Enjoyment

For those kids, sitting in front of your perfectly chalkboard-lettered signs pretending to be excited for the end of their carefree days is just too much to bear. Thankfully, many of those children’s moms snap the photo anyway… and share away, for all of us to see.  Whether they’re in preschool or highschool, sometimes it’s just plain hard to go back to responsibility. Read More

Teacher Writes Tearjerking Letter to Kids Who Won’t Be Entering Kindergarten This Year

In the middle of all of the excitement and hustle, however, it’s easy to forget that there are people who are genuinely hurting at the beginning of this new school year: nobody more than parents who have lost children. As they watch their peers’ children (and even their deceased children’s friends) grow another year older and enter into a new grade, it is insanely painful to deal with the fact that their own won’t be joining them. Read More

Teacher’s “Summer Packet” Includes No Homework at All, and We Love It

Many times, especially in higher grade levels, students receive lists of things they need to accomplish before the next school year begins: summer reading lists, math drills and worksheets, and more. It can destroy the purpose of a summer break, which should be rest and rejuvenation for kids who work hard and learn so much throughout the school year.  Read More

Bus Driver Braids 11-Year-Old’s Hair Every Morning, and the Reason is Heartbreaking

The styles started out simple, one french braid or two. They’ve slowly evolved, and every day Isabella comes to Tracy with a new request, sometimes including fun clips or flowers. Tracy gladly obliges- so much so that several young girls now receive their own personalized hair ‘dos every morning before they walk through the front doors of their school. Read More