Summer Reading Book Recommendations you should read

Facebook has become the new Google - especially when it comes to asking for opinions and recommendations. Over the past several days I've had friends online ask for some book recommendations. Here is a compilation of some of the comments they received.  Please note - I have not personally read all of these yet BUT … Continue reading Summer Reading Book Recommendations you should read

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Ideas for July 4th Activities for Kids that don’t like Fireworks

Stella is not a huge fan of fireworks. The loud, sudden noises overwhelm her.  And while we have come up with ways that she can see fireworks without the noise (watch from the car with music on or wear headphones) - I wanted to find a couple of activities to make the day special without … Continue reading Ideas for July 4th Activities for Kids that don’t like Fireworks

Top Finalists want to inspire other kids to Radiate Outrageous Compassion and Kindness

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! I had an amazing opportunity this year of going through nominations and working with a selection committee to spotlight young people who share their inspiring stories in the book, 52 Kids who R.O.C.K. Every Day: Inspiring stories of young people who Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness. We asked … Continue reading Top Finalists want to inspire other kids to Radiate Outrageous Compassion and Kindness

3 articles you should read if you want to know how to talk to students about school shootings

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Resources Blog! I wrote this on my Facebook page today - The topic my students are discussing today is not the excitement of summer break or the celebration of Graduation ceremonies. It is of Denver, of UNCC, of "are we prepared" if something happens to us? They are asking,  … Continue reading 3 articles you should read if you want to know how to talk to students about school shootings

21 Self-care Tips for Teachers to help you be more positive each day

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! Teachers, listen. Hear me out.   I know you and I know how much time and energy you put towards taking care of your classroom and offering the best to your students.   You worry about seating arrangements. You make sure no one goes hungry. You take care … Continue reading 21 Self-care Tips for Teachers to help you be more positive each day

5 Ways to show Appreciation to your Teaching Staff

Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Blog! There are SO many benefits to making recognition and appreciation a priority at home, at work, in the classroom, and at your school. Showing appreciation creates a more positive environment, keeps people coming back, and serves as an amazing recruitment and publicity tool.  It is one of my … Continue reading 5 Ways to show Appreciation to your Teaching Staff

7 Classroom Management Tips to Help your Thrive not just Survive the end of the year

Hello! Welcome to the Project Stella Resources Blog! We are in the last month of school!  Watch this video and then check out our 7 Classroom Management Tips to help your THRIVE, not just SURVIVE, the end of the school year. This is video from a Facebook LIVE I did in my group, "Raising Kids … Continue reading 7 Classroom Management Tips to Help your Thrive not just Survive the end of the year

5 Easy Ways to find Volunteer Opportunities for Kids

Hello! Welcome to Project Stella Resources!   In April,  there is Global Youth Service Day, September is Hunger Action Month and in November we recognize Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  These are times during the year that we can focus on getting kids involved in service and volunteer projects. But... a common question I get … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to find Volunteer Opportunities for Kids

Planning a Global Youth Service Day Project: Steps to doing a Coat & Scarf Drive

Hello! Welcome to the Project Stella Resources Blog! Global Youth Service Day is coming up. We celebrate it every April and it kicks off an important initiative to empower youth to serve and make a different in their community. In this series on Project Stella Resources, I will provide example of projects that kids can … Continue reading Planning a Global Youth Service Day Project: Steps to doing a Coat & Scarf Drive