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Television: Talking Violence

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, September 22, 2016
Television: Talking Violence As of late, watching the nightly news has become a challenge. For the last six weeks without a seeming break, I have been fed a steady diet of gun violence and loss related to the shootings in Orlando, Dallas, and ..

10 Ways to Prepare for Kindergarten & Life!

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Top Ten Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten & Life! 10. Encourage your child to participate in play dates with friends. Life is all about getting along with others. Children need to learn how to play together ..

Helping Children Understand Disabilities

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Friday, March 29, 2013
I came across this list of books today about Helping Children Understand Disabilities (http://rec.ohiorc.org/Bookshelf/ViewSet.aspx?id=65). Sometimes it can be difficult to find ways to introduce the idea of inclusion within the classroom. I partic ..

Have a Heart...14 Books to Help Develop Social Emotional Skills in Preschoolers

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sometimes we get so busy teaching academic content that we forget how important social and emotional development is for preschoolers. In fact, it is so important that the Ohio Department of Education recently adopted revised Early Learning Conte ..