education

3 Filipino Educational and Multicultural Picture Books

As a mother to a multilingual family of three kids and six languages, I enjoy finding picture books to read with my kids in any language that covers the basics like colors, numbers, shapes, and the alphabet. Jocelyn Francisco’s three Filipino multicultural picture books entitled “Abakada,” “Oh My Kulay,” and “Isa Dalwa Tatlo…Ito ay obalo” […]

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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Why It Matters

Growing up is hard. Students worry about getting good grades. Moreover, they worry about looking good and being popular. Even excelling in extracurricular activities can increase stress. Social media only adds to these worries. Additionally, research studies show that children today struggle with high levels of depression and anxiety. “Social-emotional learning” (SEL) is growing in

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How to Cope With Sending Your Child to a School That Isn’t Diverse

Back to school jitters really do exist. As a middle school counselor, I still get them. They come weeks before school even starts. For minority children attending a school that isn’t diverse, I can only imagine the jitters that they feel. It’s difficult to be the minority in any situation, but especially school. It can be difficult for

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