Children’s Books for Teaching SEL

As we know, the first years – preschool and early elementary school ages – are critical for social-emotional learning 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 years. […]

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4 Guiding Principles for Early Learning & Technology Integration: Review of Official DOE Policy Brief

By Dr. Jennifer Williams, Professor for Saint Leo University in the College of Education As Peekapak founder, Ami Shah, and I set out to create an immersive and interactive session for our upcoming FETC presentation titled “Trending Topics in Early Literacy: Practices and Tools for the Early Childhood Classroom,” we sought ways to share relevant, research-based […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Heather Gibson’s “Flower Project”

We recently connected with Heather Gibson, School Guidance Counselor at Hatikvah International Academy Charter School in East Brunswick, NJ. Heather showed us her “Flower Project” and we are so excited to share this with the Peekapak community!   What is the Flower Project? In the Flower Project, students create a unique flower representing who they are. This character education lesson gives students […]

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