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Everything you need to know about UnConferences

Everything you need to know about UnConferences

Unconferences first started popping up in 1998, and have been a fun and unconventional way of hosting conferences ever sense. While in person unconferences are still on hold, we are excited to be hosting our very own in our Virbela campus starting in May! Before that starts, we thought we would tell you a bit … Continue reading

Curious about Mindfulness Labs? Try one now.

Curious about Mindfulness Labs? Try one now.

As we all continue to adapt with the constant changes and challenges of the Pandemic, schools have been turning to mindfulness to help students and staff alike. Studies have shown that even just 5 min of mindfulness a day can make a world of difference in student stress, performance, and even interpersonal communications. With that in mind, a lot of schools have been putting together lessons or labs centered around mindfulness for students. Here at the Douglas Stewart Company, we have created a virtual mindfulness lab of our own! You can check it out on the blog, or experience it live in our virtual campus. Continue reading

K-12 Funding Basics: Understanding Grants

K-12 Funding Basics: Understanding Grants

With most of a school’s given budget going to fund yearly expenses, grants are vital for schools looking to add in additional tools, resources, and technologies. Grant funding can come from the federal budget, or from a private donor. Grants all come with their own rules and regulations in terms of what the money can be spent on, and what reporting schools may need to provide in return. Continue reading

Put Your Dancing Shoes On, It’s Time To Move

Put Your Dancing Shoes On, It’s Time To Move

Last week on the blog we talked about WHY working motion into the school day is so important for students. But HOW can aready busy educators work moving into their jam-packed days without having to rearrange their entire class schedule. The answe may be more straightforward than you think. Here’s 4 ways you can include movement in … Continue reading