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You should do it, too. It makes ya feel all happy inside (Practical Magic and At the Water’s Edge). This is my “between semesters” reading pile. Yes, I plan to actually READ Rececca this time, not simply keep her on … Continue reading

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The “still between semesters” Book List

Students are back in school, but I’m still between semesters, so I thought I’d squeeze in a list of books. If you’re wondering how books are chosen for this list, you can read about it here. The first book was … Continue reading

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End of Semester Book List

We’re in the final throes of Fall semester 2015, so how about a study-break book list? This list heavily favors girl readers, but boys might enjoy these suggestions as well (especially Mistwood). As well, it’s never a bad thing for … Continue reading

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Check Me Out: SoftChalk

I used SoftChalk for a project in my Universal Design for Learning (UDL) class this summer, so I thought I’d take you for a little tour of it. First, note that you can get a 30-day free trial of the … Continue reading

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How about another book list?

I bet you’re getting bored of summer. Right? You are, right? Okay, maybe you’re not. Here are several good reads for lazy summer days and evenings. Here are a couple of books recommended by 9/10 year old students: The Call … Continue reading

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Research References for Trauma and Stress in Developing Neural Systems

Aamodt, S., & Wang, S. (2012). Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to Colleg. New York: Bloomsbury. Rossen, E., & Hull, R. (2013). Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals. New York, … Continue reading

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iPhone Apps for Meditative Deep Breathing Exercises

Bonus post! This is a list of apps recommended by a friend, who is a child psychologist. They are great for students who struggle with frustration management because many teens have their phone with them at all times. They can … Continue reading

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