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Trauma Informed Teaching Strategies

Trauma Informed Teaching Strategies

For some kids, classrooms might be the only safe place they know. Unfortunately, some children have had traumatic experiences in their past, and some are experiencing trauma at home in the present. According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, somewhere between...

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Confidence-Building Activities for Kids

Confidence-Building Activities for Kids

Among the highest goals of education is preparing children for rewarding lives and success in whatever field they choose. A large part of that comes from instilling a sense of confidence and faith in their own value. Because confidence is such an important life skill,...

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Soul Shoppe’s Peacemaker Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser

On June 7, 2022, from 6 - 7 pm PDT, join us for inspiration as we honor Peacemaker legend Dolores Huerta, President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and visionary Peacemaker Angel Acosta, PhD, ground-breaking leader of the new philosophy of...

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How to Make Friends at School

How to Make Friends at School

School is a natural environment for children to make friends. Many children have a natural social instinct, though some do not. Putting several kids together and giving them activities in common creates an environment for children to develop friendships naturally at...

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Life Skills for Children

Life Skills for Children

It takes more than academic skills to sufficiently prepare children for rewarding lives. It is the responsibility of parents and educators to provide learning experiences designed to foster life skills for children, including social and emotional skills. In this...

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Creating An Inclusive Classroom

Creating An Inclusive Classroom

Educators might assume that their classrooms feel safe to all their students. However, creating an inclusive classroom requires active work and a plan. Creating An Inclusive Classroom The process of creating an inclusive classroom may come intuitively to some...

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How To Teach Social Skills

How To Teach Social Skills

Humans are naturally social creatures. Community helps with mental health. While we have a need for community, not everyone has the same abilities to connect with others. Educators are often responsible for sharing the best techniques on how to teach social skills to...

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How To Create A Safe Space

How To Create A Safe Space

Education in general, but especially for children, rests on an assumption that new ideas will be explored–new thoughts will be thought. Some ideas cause discomfort, and some thoughts feel dangerous. When encountering new ideas or thinking new thoughts, children will...

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