Category Archives: School

Got Supplies?

By Elizabeth Wine Markers and crayons and binders and pencils, lunch bags and lunch fees and Kleenex for sneezes, loose-leaf and college-ruled paper galore, these are a few of the school supplies! (to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from … Continue reading

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Lockers, Passing Time and No Recess, Oh my!!

Tips for helping your pre-teen transition into middle school By Elizabeth Wine Making the transition from 5th to 6th grade can be very daunting. Even pre-teens that may appear to be calm about it, may be hiding some anxiety under … Continue reading

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Meeting Mental Health Needs in the classroom

By Elizabeth Wine According to nami.org, “4 million children and adolescents suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at home, at school and with peers. Of children ages 9 to 17, 21 percent have a diagnosable … Continue reading

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Stress Management for Educators

  By Elizabeth Wine Educators today face a myriad of stresses.  State assessments, behavior concerns, report cards, administrative tasks, lesson planning, the list is endless.  An article from http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/11/03/teacher-burnout.aspx states that “research shows the teaching profession has the highest burnout … Continue reading

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Managing your worries about taking tests

By Elizabeth Wine This time of year tends to bring an array of testing, from state assessments to high school finals to college exams. Testing tends to be an event that can raise anxiety levels in many people, even those who … Continue reading

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I’m leaving for out-of-state college tomorrow, how I’m dealing with the transition

Transitions are an inevitable part of life – at some point all of us have to change some major aspect of our lives and when that happens we tend to get stressed. At least I do. This year I’m facing … Continue reading

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