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The Classroom Coach: Jerome Clemons

What does it take to be a great coach? One of the key components to great coaching is learning to be a trusted guide. At their core, a coach must consider constantly communicating positive praise. The advice I would give educators and parents about being a trusted adult for students...

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Shannan Younger: Parents, Know Your Mandate

My daughter is just months away from becoming a teenager. She is counting down the days to 13 and chomping at the bit for freedom and independence. While I give her as much as I can, I still have rules and expectations for my (still) 12 year old. Some days,...

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Meet Our Superstar Christian Taylor!

This model athlete had his eye on the prize since day one! Our new Superstar Christian Taylor, 2011 World Champion and 2012 Olympic Champion, was featured in our Scholastic materials with his fellow Classroom Champions Athlete Mentors April Holmes and Taylor Ritzel! Born in Florida but having traveled the world...

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Google Hangout with Kids in the House!

With April being Alcohol Responsibility Month, what better way to have a conversation about alcohol responsibility than with a live Q & A Google Hangout hosted by Kids In the House? Moderated by their CEO Leana Greene, the half-hour lightning round featured our President and CEO Ralph Blackman, National Advisory...

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Meet Our New Superstar Taylor Ritzel!

This girl’s got skills and smarts! Taylor Ritzel, one of the women’s eights team gold medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics, is one of the Classroom Champions Athlete Mentors on our 2015 Scholastic materials. We’re now excited to announce that this Yale grad is not only an Olympic Gold Medalist...

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April is Alcohol Responsibility Month!

Responsibility means something different to each person, down to the very reason they are inspired to get up in the morning. The person to your right needs to get their kids up for school, the person to your left has a boss to report to, and the person behind you...

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Spring Cleaning Your Healthy Habits

March brings with it a few welcome rituals; the first day of spring, college basketball, spring-cleaning and even tax preparation. Why not add a new rite to the mix—take stock of your “energy balance.” Balancing calories you consume with calories burned is something you can begin to do by making...

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Getting Ready for April with Scholastic & Classroom Champions!

We’re gearing up for April, Alcohol Responsibility Month, with the launch of our new educational materials with Scholastic magazine! We’re sending materials from our Ask, Listen, Learn program featuring our partner, Classroom Champions, to over 25,000 classrooms around the country to help kids say NO to underage drinking through fun activities...

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3 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle from Together Counts!

When planning to do something new—tackling a project at work, trying a new recipe for the family, getting into a regular fitness routine—sometimes just committing to getting started helps you on your way to a routine and finishing the task. That great big goal comes down to size when you...

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