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Try this to encourage tolerance in middle school students!

Middle schools can be tough places. Students are changing and often trying to figure out their place in the social chaos of school. Students might avoid classmates who are different because of preexisting biases and assumptions. Just like adults, it can be scary for students to have to talk with and work with classmates they […]



Power Up, Speak Out! Classroom Marble Jar

We love researcher Brenè Brown’s work on vulnerability and authenticity! In her book Daring Greatly, she writes about a classroom marble jar that her daughter’s teacher uses to hold students accountable for their actions. You can use a marble jar to reward students for demonstrating healthy relationship skills. Necessary Materials: 1 Mason jar Assorted Marbles […]



10 Simple Ways To Go Beyond the 5 Lessons in Your Classroom

Consider using all or any of the following 10 ways to go beyond the 5 core lessons in your classroom. This list gives ideas for extending, reinforcing, and applying Power Up, Speak Out! core concepts. 1. Use core concept language when talking with students about their conflicts. Use the Healthy Relationship Statements and One-Sided/2-Sided Power as a […]