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Date: May 28, 2021 You’re preparing for your performance, but your students – maybe even you! – are starting to feel the effects of stage fright! Simply put, stage fright is performance anxiety. Those with performance anxiety will often focus on the worst case scenarios, worry about failure, and engage in social comparison – even…

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Teacher Appreciation

Date: May 4, 2021 How education has changed in the past year! The stresses that our schools continue to experience are felt by everyone – students, teachers, school staff, and parents are doing what they can to make the best of things. Teachers, like everyone else, were forced to move into the online space with…

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Date: April 28, 2021 Wow, this year has been a challenge, hasn’t it? We are all facing unique personal struggles and are also concerned about our students’ well-being and individual learning plans. We want what’s best for our students and may be wracked with guilt when we can’t replicate the long-lost comforts of a traditional…

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Date: April 15, 2021 The flow of the school year brings a range of emotions. You’re excited, but maybe a little anxious, you’re energized, but careful to pace yourself, and you’re eager to work with your students, even if you wouldn’t turn down another day of rest. In the midst of a pandemic and great…

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Date: April 5, 2021 The last year of my working life has been dominated by a single project – our new academic program called Real World Studies. It was during one of those months early in 2020 that now all blend together when Kim Warner, Camps Global Marketing Manager, suggested we could send lesson plans…

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Date: March 3, 2021 As we enter a full year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of when and how student travel will resume is on the minds of educators around the world. Will schools shut down travel clubs indefinitely? Is student travel really that important? Should it be allowed? Do the benefits…

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Date: February 11, 2021 Creating a positive classroom culture is more important now than ever before as many schools remain in virtual learning. Icebreakers are beneficial for both teachers and students in fostering community, helping everyone get to know each other better, and exposing students to new perspectives. While some of your usual icebreakers might…

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Date: February 2, 2021 What happens when we ask why, how, or where? Curiosity is the desire to know more, and it gives us the ability to expand and strengthen our interests. We can become experts in whatever subject area we want. Our curiosity about everything from how a nation’s economy is impacted by multiple…

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Excel Soccer Programs

Date: January 26, 2021 Chances are good that you know what a friendly is, but what words would you use to define it? A quick roundup of terms and interpretations yields a variety of words and language that paints broad strokes, and that’s ok. It’s an “exhibition.” A “demonstration.” A “preseason game” or “warm-up match.”…

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Date: January 14, 2021 The start of a new year tends to be a time for reflection and pondering resolutions. Some may see the new year as a chance to put 2020 in the past, while others see it as a chance for a fresh start. Setting goals for 2021 may be particularly important as…

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