School Climate, Health and Student Life

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Yes, You Can Do Trauma-Informed Teaching Remotely (and You Really, Really Should)

During the coronavirus crisis, it's more important than ever to support students experiencing adversity, writes Brittany R. Collins. Here’s how to do so in an online environment. (April 3, 2020)

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Creating an SEL Roadmap: A District’s Journey to Support the Whole Child
In this webinar, Panorama Education and Second Step join educators from Everett Public Schools to discuss strategies to support the whole child.

How to Encourage Student Achievement Through Social-Emotional Learning and Motivation
In this webinar, educators share practical lessons from real-world experience on how to inspire student success, increase student motivation, and more.

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07/14 05:09 pm | Social Emotional Learning and School Reopenings: A Guide for Schools | Regulating emotions, managing stress, empathizing with others, and maintaining relationshipswill be key to helping students learn this fall, according to CASEL in its new ...

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Quiz Yourself: Social-Emotional Learning and Student Health
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Spotlight on Social-Emotional Learning 2018

While barriers remain, educators are forging paths towards implementing social-emotional learning in all schools. In this Spotlight, learn how schools are responding to students' developmental needs, the challenges to carrying out SEL, and how to find time for social-emotional learning in the classroom.

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Building a Trauma-Sensitive School
Trauma-informed schools are spreading across the country, driven by disasters, federal laws and discipline mandates, and research pointing to the academic and emotional toll of stress. What does it mean to be a trauma-sensitive school?

Special Report: Social-Emotional Learning: Making It Work
The challenges and opportunities for teaching social-emotional learning when students are in school, and when they aren't.


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When teachers demonstrate that they support their Black students, all students benefit, writes former teacher Jaleel R. Howard.
July 27, 2020 – Education Week
From demonstrations and packed board meetings to burgeoning Facebook groups, parents are putting school leaders on the hot seat. But will everyone be heard?
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
Georgia state leaders will not ask local schools to delay face-to-face instruction until after Labor Day.
July 23, 2020 – AP
Teacher-student relationships matter a lot. Research suggests a number of ways to strengthen them, writes Heather C. Hill.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, spoke with Education Week about how teachers can take care of themselves and manage their stress during this uncertain time.
July 22, 2020 – Education Week
For many teachers facing the imminent return to school, the customary combination of nerves and excitement has been replaced by mortal terror, writes Justin Minkel.
July 22, 2020 – Education Week
Many teachers say they’ve been getting messages 24/7 during school closures, and that they feel pressure to be “always on” for students and parents.
July 22, 2020 – Education Week
It’s tiring to be asked to lead conversations about race and racism, teachers of color say. But at the same time, many feel a sense of responsibility to take charge of this work.
July 22, 2020 – Education Week
In the push to reopen schools, many teachers feel their voices aren't being heard. Will they take lessons from their recent protests and fight to protect their health?
July 20, 2020 – Education Week
As schools prepare to reopen, they must address another public health crisis: exclusionary school discipline, argue Thalia González, Alexis Etow, and Cesar De La Vega.
July 17, 2020 – Education Week

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