Social-Emotional Learning

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Incorporating SEL, Climate, & Culture into School Improvement and Accountability in 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the nation’s mental health and equity concerns, has accelerated the shift in the accountability landscape. As we move beyond test scores to a more holistic picture of students and school
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Teaching & Learning How to Teach the U.S. Capitol Attack: Dozens of Resources to Get You Started
Here are core themes and jumping-off places for teachers designing units that capture the complexity of the invasion of the U.S. Capitol.
Education Week Staff, January 7, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Support Your Students Following a Traumatic News Day
Educators share their thoughts about what to do in school when the nation faces difficult moments.
January 7, 2021
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Student Well-Being Caring for Students in the Wake of a Traumatic News Event
How educators can help students unpack emotions in the wake of troubling news events in a way that clears space for learning.
Evie Blad, January 6, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion Here Are 3 Top SEL Strategies That Can Help Improve Student Engagement Right Now
SEL has always been important, but it is now more important than ever. Here are three ways to help engage students right now.
Alex Kajitani, Tom Hierck, John Hannigan & Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan , December 21, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Opinion When Social-Emotional Learning Is Misused
Your school's SEL practices could be driving inequity, warn educators Eve Colavito and Kalila Hoggard.
Eve Colavito & Kalila Hoggard, December 11, 2020
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D.C. Public Schools and Aldine Public Schools, two of the nation’s largest school districts, are using social-emotional learning, trauma-responsive and restorative practices to ensure each student has the supports in place to learn and thrive.
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Student Well-Being Opinion The Three Imperatives of Teaching During the Pandemic: An Ethicist Weighs In
Educators have a real-time opportunity to teach ethical leadership, writes Santa Clara University’s Ann Gregg Skeet.
Ann Gregg Skeet, October 25, 2020
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Student Well-Being The Secret to Improving Students' Social-Emotional Skills? Start With the Adults
Adults must understand their own social-emotional abilities before they can impart those skills to students
Arianna Prothero, October 23, 2020
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Student Well-Being Why Students Need Social-Emotional Learning Now
Some child-development experts are worried that students’ social, emotional, and mental well-being will be put on the backburner this fall.
Arianna Prothero, September 2, 2020
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Student Well-Being Teaching the 'New' COVID-19 Social-Emotional Skills
Helping students develop critical social-emotional skills in a socially distanced world will require rethinking existing approaches.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 2, 2020
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Student Well-Being How to Build Relationships With Students During COVID-19
The beginning of the semester is a crucial time to bridge social distances to form the personal connections that students will need to sustain them academically and emotionally.
Arianna Prothero, September 2, 2020
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