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Help sensitive students cope with sensory tools for anxiety and overstimulation

Sensory tools to help sensitive students focus, cope, and manage anxiety

Sensory processing disorders are becoming more common in school-aged children, and you can help sensitive students cope with sensory tools for anxiety and overstimulation.

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Makerspace activities can help students explore future STEM/STEAM jobs opportunities

Makerspace activities: 4 ways to help students explore exciting STEM/STEAM careers

Are your students ready to explore STEM/STEAM careers? Explore new makerspace activities to help them prepare for a bright future ahead.

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Connecting your students with nature through biophilic design can improve mental health.

Biophilic design in education: Connecting students with nature to improve mental health

Connecting your students with nature through biophilic design can provide a calmer learning environment and improve mental health. Learn simple ways to bring this popular trend to your classroom.

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Hands-on learning and experiential opportunities have proven benefits in math

Hands-on learning: 5 research-proven benefits

Looking for ways to engage students and raise test scores? Look no further. Read about how hands-on learning and experiential opportunities have proven benefits that can help learners succeed where other methods fail.

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Dissection can help students make connections to a broad array of forensic science careers

Connect students to forensic science careers with dissection

For many students, dissection is an experience that will stick with them long after class is over. This hands-on activity may even spark an interest in future careers. Read about how dissection can help students make connections to a broad array of forensic science careers.

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Help students learn more about culinary tools while sharpening their knife safety skills

Culinary tools 101: Maintenance and safety techniques to sharpen students’ knife-handling skills

Teach students about essential culinary tools, like knives, with these safety tips that will help fine-tune their culinary skills and reduce the risk of injuries.

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Adding simple stress-management activities in the classroom can help students improve mental health

Stress-management activities to improve student mental health

Implementing stress-management activities in the classroom can help students stay centered while improving their overall mental health. See seven simple techniques to get started.

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Ideas to promote positivity and growth

3 end-of-school ideas that promote positivity and growth

It’s the perfect time to look back at how far students have come and look forward to future growth. Read on for ideas that will help students end the year on a high note.

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