How to Boost Your Confidence

We’re all about helping you see reasons to feel good. Part of that involves appreciating all things you do that make you feel powerful and confident. Reflecting on these moments helps you [...]

The Value of Deep Breathing

We teach students to take a few deep breaths before they start their sharing time. There are so many reasons this practice is helpful to people of all ages. Most importantly, deep breathing [...]

8 Benefits of Laughter and How to Experience Them Daily

When was the last time you laughed together with a friend or family member? Laughing together might sound like a frivolous, silly thing to do, but laughter is valuable. Families, classrooms, [...]

3 Steps to Help Youth Concentrate

Our youth face so many pressures! Whether it’s taking the brunt of adult frustration or anger, or coping with poverty, homeless, or drug addiction, they often come to school distracted. They’re [...]

9/11 Tribute: NYC Saviors of the Children

The teachers at Ground Zero on 9/11 were newly into their school year. Some were so young, it takes your breath away to imagine their courage. Many were first-year teachers. All were barely into [...]

Anxiety in Kids: What It Is, What It Does, and How to Manage It

Anxiety is in the news a lot these days, and it seems more and more kids struggle with anxiety. Most kids (and adults!) suffer fear and anxiety from time to time. What are the different types of [...]

Implementing Restorative Practices in School Discipline

We’ve learned a lot about school discipline in recent years. Namely this: zero tolerance, punishment and discipline-by-the-rules are ineffective methods.   The Uphill Battle of School [...]