NewSchools Summit 2018: Key Takeaways and Insights

Our team was privileged to attend the NewSchools Summit 2018 in Burlingame, CA from May 8-9. NewSchools is an organization that funds entrepreneurs seeking to innovate and improve public education. The NewSchools Summit is an invite-only event that brings together leaders in education innovation. Attendees included educators, administrators, business leaders, and more. For the 20th […]

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Research finds young girls lack exposure to STEM role models

In recognition of International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8, 2018, our team at Peekapak conducted a survey to understand how females are represented in children’s literature today. 150+ elementary teachers participated. Survey findings reveal that the number of female characters in children’s storybooks pale in comparison to males. In fact, respondents reported that female […]

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Valentine's Day Cards from Peekapak!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Peekapak! Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to express love and appreciation … we’re so glad for educators and parents like you who support social-emotional learning and teach these important skills to children. Like Cody says in the Valentine’s Day card above … You Rock! Here are some more fun Peekapak Valentine’s […]

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Look Who's Writing to Us!

Every Peekapak unit starts with a Peekapak Pal’s letter to students introducing the unit. Students are invited to write back to the Peekapak Pal and to post it on Twitter. The Peekapak Pal might actually respond! We receive many letters from classes writing back to the Peekapak Pals. To write to the Peekapak Pals, post letters […]

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Children’s Books for Teaching SEL

As we know, the first years – preschool and early elementary school ages – are critical for social-emotional learning (SEL) development. Identifying and regulating emotions, awareness of others and self, seeing and respecting different perspectives, making friends and developing relationships, and learning to walk in someone else’s shoes (empathy), and more, are developed in these […]

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Case Study: Peekapak in a PBIS Classroom

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing behavioral supports and social culture to help students achieve social, emotional and academic success. Renee Gogolewski is a Kindergarten teacher at Woodson Kindergarten Center in Austin, MN. She was seeking a program to complement her center’s PBIS focus. For more information on PBIS, click here. […]

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