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Sites That Help Kids Appreciate Differences

Sites That Help Kids Appreciate Differences
close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us Jump to navigation "Best of" Lists "Best of" lists Get age-appropriate ideas and inspiration for every interest: Poll Did this specific Top Picks list help you decide to do any of the following? Let your child watch/play/read/listen to a particular media title 41% (800 votes) NOT let your child watch/play/read/listen to a particular media title 14% (274 votes) Buy, rent, or download a particular media title 24% (472 votes) Did not impact my decision 22% (426 votes) Total votes: 1972 Learning ratings Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning. Find out more Share this List FavoriteSign In or Sign Up to add favorites Sites That Help Kids Appreciate Differences URL:

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Sites That Help Kids Do Good close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! TV and Movies That Promote Empathy Get our best picks for movies, apps, TV shows, books, and more, customized for your kids. Get the App Get the App No thanks Cultural Appreciation Apps, Games, and Websites No thanks close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Empathy Apps, Games, and Websites Get our best picks for movies, apps, TV shows, books, and more, customized for your kids. Get the App Get the App No thanks close(x) Don’t Miss Out Life Cycle Apps, Games, and Websites close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: The Power of Perspective In this nine-part series, we will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children. These are very useful in helping students learn, manage emotions better and increase empathy. Each blog features one letter of the acronym HAPPINESS:

Multicultural Books close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Global Awareness Apps, Games, and Websites Get our best picks for movies, apps, TV shows, books, and more, customized for your kids. Get the App Get the App thxthxthx: The Art of Finding Happiness in Everyday Gratitude by Maria Popova What laundry and bee stings have to do with the secret of happiness. We live in a culture with far, far too much pessimism, cynicism and dystopianism going around. It’s easy to dismiss any inkling of positivity as self-serving Pollyannism, yet there’s plenty of evidence that recognizing our simple blessings greatly increases our well-being.

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives What is perspective? What does it have to do with teaching, leadership, and learning? The Oxford English Dictionary defines perspective as: "A particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view." Blending this definition into our instruction, classroom cultures, and relationships, perspective drives all we are and do in our classrooms. Movies That Inspire Kids to Change the World close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Paper Clips (Age 8+) This documentary isn't a slick, celebrity-narrated account of the Whitwell students' simple but life-changing Holocaust studies project. In fact, the biggest celebrity is Happy Days dad Tom Bosley, who, as a Jewish grandfather, sent in one paper clip to the class. Instead, the documentary earnestly focuses on the principal Linda Hooper, assistant principal David Smith, and language-arts teacher Sandra Roberts, and the students and journalists who helped spread the word that a group of white Southern kids were doing their best to honor the six million Jewish people killed by Hitler's racist regime. Throughout the collection process, the students, who didn't even know any Jews personally when they began the project, become attuned to the stories behind the paper clips and understand that unchecked intolerance and prejudice can lead to genocide.

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