Culture

Self Care for Students Over the Holidays

Students and teachers are enjoying winter break, and excitement is running high! It is hard to believe we have completed the first four months of school and we are approaching a new year. After the winter performances and class parties are over, we spend time with the people we love to ring in the new year. It’s so important to keep self care in mind throughout this time.  One challenge of the holiday season is…

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How Parents Can Help their Teens with Sleep

Studies show that the average teenager requires 9 to 9.5 hours of sleep per night, but she typically only gets 7. It’s becoming more and more common for the normal life of the average American high schooler to interfere with sleep. In a recent poll of 2,000 parents, 1 in 6 said their teen experiences frequent sleep problems, here defined as “having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep 3 or more nights per week.” More…

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LGBTQ Inclusivity in the Classroom

Studies have shown LGBTQ students are more likely to be bullied at school, which can lead to missed classes and a higher risk of suicide. For those kids, a teacher who knows how to be inclusive can make a big difference, but many teachers aren’t sure how to do that. Over the years, gender and sexual identity have evolved, and not everyone has kept up.  A Queer Endeavor helps teachers navigate questions like how to…

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Holiday Food Banks for Donation

With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about people with food insecurity. People with food insecurity do not have access to sufficient amounts of food. Since it is the season of giving, please consider donating food or other resources to the following food banks. Merrimack Valley Food Bank The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a community-supported, non-profit organization that provides nutritional food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving…

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Why I Love Teaching

Teaching is one of the most important jobs in our society. Teachers prepare the future generation of students for the world beyond the classroom. While it is often an underappreciated profession, teachers showcase their passion for their work. I have been working with children for six years, and love teaching. But why do teachers love teaching? Teaching is not like any other job. Other jobs can be uneventful; clock in, clock out. Teaching is a…

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October Weekend Activities 2018

In honor of it being my favorite month of the year, enjoy our comprehensive list of fun and festive fall activities taking place on weekends throughout October! Milford Pumpkin Festival, NH When: Fri 10/5/18 – Sun 10/7/18 Where:Union Square, Milford, NH Time: Fri 5 – 9pm, Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 3pm Age: all ages Cost: free admission Come to the Milford Pumpkin Festival to enjoy live music, a craft fair, carved pumpkin…

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Questions for Your Child’s Teacher

Many of the back-to-school tips available are targeted towards teachers, but it’s essential for students to have a great support system in place at home as well as in the classroom. The more informed your family is by asking your child’s teacher questions, the more seamlessly students can transition from summer to school. Below are some questions parents can ask teachers to better clarify what is happening in the classroom. Some of these questions may…

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Children and Technology Use

We live in a world of screens, and in this digital age full of so many devices and distractions, it’s become one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should kids spend staring at their phones and computers? When it comes to technology use, what’s the right balance between privacy and self-discovery? Research continues to provide answers on how parents are navigating this world with their children. A recent study that looked…

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The Benefits of Global Learning

As our society becomes increasingly globalized, it puts pressure on education to globalize as well. What exactly this means isn’t universally agreed upon, however. In major world markets, the business world globalized decades ago, expanding beyond domestic markets in pursuit of more diverse audiences and stronger profits. The field of education is an entirely different case, and has been much slower to follow suit. When defining a global curriculum, one issue that must be confronted…

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Books to Help Students Engage with Math

Math is at play in every sphere of our lives, from recipes to internet security to the electoral college, but that reality can be difficult to make kids understand. They can get weighed down in the drills, static numbers, and strict rules that make up so much of K-12 math education. One way to bring the subject to life is through literature. Books connect students with their sense of wonder, imagination, and creativity. Here are…

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