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17 Ways to Organize Your Thoughts

Do you need help organizing all the thoughts and ideas swirling around in your head? Are you looking for some practical ways to not only capture your bright ideas but to organize them in a useful way? Organizing your thoughts may very well be one of the most challenging organization projects on which you’ll ever […]

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Get Money For Your Youth-led Projects

Deadline Approaching: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:00pm The Sacramento County Office of Education, in collaboration with YDN, is pleased to announce that the COVID Youth Response Board is accepting grant proposals for youth-led projects in the Sacramento region!  The goal of the CYRB Grants for 2020-2021 is to give youth opportunities to create COVID relief for members of […]

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Amplify Student Voice

How can media be used as a tool to ignite action and change perspectives for your students? In this one-hour webinar, PBS focuses on student voice and explores ways in which educators can use media to support and amplify students who are on their own anti-racist-learning journey.

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17 Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables

It helps to have some creative tricks to start some healthier behaviors so here are 17 ways to incorporate more vegetables in your diet. My personal favorite would be to grill veggie kebabs, now all I need to do is wait until it’s warm enough to use the grill! (Just kidding, I’m not going to wait to start utilizing these tips)

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5 Quizzes to Energize Your Virtual Meetings

We all know by now that a single work day can feel like much longer if we’re buried deep in our tasks. Work meetings can feel like they drag on and on some days, especially since we’ve gone virtual. Try these fun quizzes to add some energy to your virtual meetings through getting to know […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Work During The Pandemic

An activity and a discussion guide by Jacqueline Zeller Admit it. You did not think we would be in a quarantine situation for this long. Truth is it looks like we will be on the runway waiting for take-off a lot longer than any of us fathomed way back in March of this year. Our children are […]

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The Power of Four Simple Words

“Language has a lot of power.” It turns out that using—and avoiding—certain words can reframe the way we relate to our littlest loved ones. Brevity is the soul of wit? It may also be at the heart of better relationships.”  This article, while focused around our relationships with youngsters, has nuggets of insights, tips and a […]

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How to Write a Gratitude List

As we head into the colder months and continue to live in this “new normal”, it’s important to be aware of your mental health and practice self-care. Something I’ve been tackling lately is creating a “gratitude list”. This article helps highlight the steps needed in order to start making this a habit.  “In the same way […]

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How do we navigate major choices during times of crisis?

This article from the Lily, a product of The Washington Post, addresses how our relationship with decisions has changed over the course of the pandemic. It says: “In the early days of the pandemic, it seemed smart to press pause on major decisions… [now] it may not be possible or healthy to leave big decisions on the […]

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This Is Our Chance – Film Fest 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has up-ended the regular school experience for nearly 2 billion young people worldwide. At the same time, communities are confronting the insidious realities of systemic racism and grappling with how it shows up in schools. Both crises demand we step into a new future where the mindsets, structures, policies, and habits that […]