3 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged Over the Holidays (…and Away from Electronics)

Believe it or not, we are not that far away from every child’s second favorite part of the school year – winter break!  Two glorious weeks without school and all the time in the world to catch up on texting, TV, and Minecraft.  Right? It sounds like every kid’s dream come true.  Admit it – when you were young, you …

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Take Time to Unplug

Summer vacation is in full swing.  Kids have more time on their hands to do the things that they enjoy – like playing Minecraft and video games, texting friends, or watching episodes of their latest TV show.  An infographic created from a 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention found that students ages 11 – 14 nearly …

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5 Ways to Incorporate Social Media into Your Classroom

We interrupt this North Coast Education Services blog for an exclusive newsflash: “Social media is taking over the world!” Okay, we all know that’s not news – at least not anymore.  But think about it.  How old were you when you first got online?  I remember being in middle school and asking my parents for my very first AOL account.  …

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Money Tree — Extra Cash for the Holidays

Note: This post was written by a guest author. The holiday season is just around the corner!  I had a rude awakening last week when I realized I just have five more paychecks until December 25th arrives. That got me thinking about how to bring in extra money, not just for the holidays but to help provide a nice cushion …

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