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30 Days of Gratitude: Harmony Activities for November

November is a special time to express gratitude for our families and classmates. Here are 30 questions to spark discussions of gratitude and friendship for friends and families. The questions may be used for Meet Up and Buddy Up routines or as writing prompts for journals or a seasonal bulletin board. You may also wish to share these prompts for a family project. Day 1: What does it …

Reducing Bullying Through Relationship Building with Harmony

  October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month The statistics are alarming: one out of every three students is a victim of bullying. It’s an age-old problem that can impact children emotionally, physically, and academically. Anti-bullying legislation and campaigns can help, but educators must invest time to foster social-emotional competencies essential for a school culture of acceptance, tolerance, and respect. Harmony strategies, lessons, and activities …

Five Awesome Themes for Decorating Your Classroom

The new school year will be starting before you’ve even had the chance to perfect your summer tan. You’ve got a long list of things to do to prep for the year ahead, and one of them includes getting your classroom ready. Whether you’re brand new to teaching this year, or you’re a veteran teacher looking for ways to refresh your classroom décor, here are …

Discussing Recent Tragedies With Young Students: Tips for Teachers

When heartbreaking events occur around the world, children are often affected more than they may outwardly show. Although tragedies, like mass shootings or natural disasters, are a difficult topic of discussion, it is important to maintain open communication with young students—to help them navigate their complex emotions, and to create a harmonious environment, where children can feel safe and at ease. How Do You Address …

10 Ways for New Teachers to Prep for the Year Ahead

Summer is (finally) here! Whether you’re teaching through the season, or taking a much-needed breather, there is plenty to do to prep for the next school year (it will be here before you know it, after all). Here are our top 10 tips for new teachers to get ready for the year ahead. Seriously, Relax Yes, you have a lot to do. But you also …

Carlsbad, CA Classroom Makes A Difference

Transitional kindergarten teacher, Nona Loftis, has seen improvements in student behavior starting at just four years old since implementing Harmony into her classroom. Students are not only getting along better and interacting with one another, but are also learning oral communication, and language skills.

Lakeside School District Leads the Way

As the first school district to implement Harmony into classrooms, Lakeside School District gave students the tools to effectively communicate and problem-solve as early as transitional kindergarten.