Softening the Transition from School to Summer

16th June 2023 by Lindasy Harringotn

Although many students and teachers eagerly await summer vacation, the end of the school year can actually be rather stressful for many students. Some may feel nervous about the changes that the following year will bring: a new teacher, a new classroom, a new group of kids. They may also have strong feelings about being […]

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Put to the Test: Strategies for Overcoming Test Anxiety & Stress

25th May 2023 by Lindasy Harringotn

With final exams looming right around the corner, many students are experiencing test anxiety or stress to some degree. While some nervousness before a test is normal and can enhance focus, test anxiety can escalate to the point that it begins to interfere with your daily activities. Thankfully, there are several strategies to help you […]

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To Be Free: Fostering a Sense of Autonomy in Our Children

13th March 2023 by Lindasy Harringotn

A new study in the Journal of Positive Psychology showed that having a sense of autonomy in our lives is a key contributor to our day-to-day happiness and sense of well-being (Kukita et al., 2022). The report defines autonomy as, β€œthe feeling that your life, its activities and habits are self-chosen and self-endorsed.” Simply put, […]

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Small Pockets of Joy

27th February 2023 by Lindasy Harringotn

An esteemed colleague of mine recently wrote these words when addressing the school community that she leads, β€œ joy is the way through. ” These words literally stopped me in my tracks.

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