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3 Ways Policymakers Can Support Remote Learning for Young Children

Last updated: 04/14/2021

Policymakers know the 2020-21 school year feels different for all educators — but especially for those who have been building relationships with students virtually as they...

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Teaching With Empathy: Why It’s Important

Last updated: 04/14/2021

Teaching With Empathy: Why It’s Important By Amanda Morin Understood's resources for educators are backed by research, vetted by experts, and...

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How to Teach Your Kids to Love Books!

Last updated: 04/14/2021

Recently I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with children’s books author Kaye Umansky (‘Pass The Jam Jim’, The ‘Pong Wify’ Series, ‘I Don’t like Gloria’). The workshop was...

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How To Incorporate Music and Dance Into Lessons

Last updated: 04/14/2021

Many students love music and dance, and research indicates that learning through music and structured movement is good educational practice. Whether you teach coding or another...

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Learning How to Adult, from my Kids

Last updated: 04/14/2021

Have you ever found yourself wondering how to adult? I just finished a book called Your Turn: How to be an Adult. I've been working on a campaign with the publisher, and even...

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How To Keep Your Mommy Blog from Disrupting Your Kids’ Lives

Last updated: 04/13/2021

We are living in an interesting time. Many of us clearly remember what life was like before the internet, and we can see how much has changed because of it. This is not going...

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Talk to Your Kids About Online Safety

Last updated: 04/13/2021

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and it’s an important time to talk about the online exploitation of children. Today, children are spending more time at home and...

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30 Harmful Things Parents Should Stop Teaching Their Kids

Last updated: 04/13/2021

There are so many things we wish our children would grow up knowing. However, separating the wheat from the chaff, the wisdom from the illusions is always a tough thing to do....

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Why Early Childhood Education is Important For You, Yes You.

Last updated: 04/13/2021

Why Early Childhood Education is Important For You, Yes You. April 8, 2021 The pandemic has disproportionately impacted women, especially those with young children. But it's...

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5 Ways Creative Work Is Like Working Out

Last updated: 04/13/2021

Creative work is inherently fun. However, sometimes it’s also frustrating, slow, and difficult. In other words, it’s a lot like working out. We explore this connection in the...

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