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Social Emotional Learning

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Preventing Bullying Through…Fiction?

child reading photoThere have been numerous studies showing that people who read fiction have increased empathy. This is why fiction is one of the most powerful tools we have to combat bullying and intolerance.

When you see the world through another person’s eyes, you realize how similar you are to them, even if that person might seem very different from you. Read more ›

Community Education

Social Emotional Learning — Building On Your Child’s Strengths [presentation]

Does it feel like you are often focused on your child’s struggles and reacting to negative behaviors?  Christine Wang. EdM, discusses how SEL improves positive behavior and reduces negative behavior. Learn how to build on your child’s strengths and orient your parenting style towards this positive mindset to support and empower your children. Read more ›

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Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out [downloadable]

School climate initiatives, anti-bullying work, positive behavior supports, and other SEL efforts are now steering programs in schools and out-of-school-time (OST) settings across the country.

This in-depth guide to 25 evidence-based programs—aimed at elementary schools and OST providers—offers information about curricular content and programmatic features that practitioners can use to make informed choices about their SEL programs. Read more ›

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Study: Kind Communities – A Bridge to Youth Mental Wellness

friendship-2156174_640The Born This Way Foundation commissioned a study through Benenson Strategy Group, who surveyed over 3,000 young people between the ages 15-24 and over 1,000 parents, asking questions about mental health and wellness.

The results of the study, “Kind Communities – A Bridge to Youth Mental Wellness”, will be used to raise awareness about mental health and well being and to provide people with helpful information that’s relevant to their own lives.  Read more ›

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Edutopia: Evidence-Based Practices and Strategies for K-12 Educators [web resource]

edutopiaFunded by the George Lucas Educational FoundationEd utopia is dedicated to transforming kindergarten through 12th-grade (K-12) education so all students can thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. Their focus is on the practices and programs that help students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, skills and beliefs to achieve their full potential.

Edutopia offers a range of resources to help educators implement the core strategies aimed at “empowering students to think critically, access and analyze information, creatively problem solve, work collaboratively, and communicate with clarity and impact.” Read more ›

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Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) [downloadable]

wscc-model-lgEstablishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns. Research shows a link between the health outcomes of young people and their academic success. To have the most positive impact on the health outcomes of young people, government agencies, community organizations, schools, and other community members must work together through a collaborative and comprehensive approach. Read more ›

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Ways to Engage in Your Child’s School to Support Student Health and Learning [downloadable]

Mother And Daughter Meeting With Male TeacherAs a parent, you want your child to do well in school. You also want your child to be healthy and avoid behaviors that are risky or harmful. Through your guidance and support, you can have great influence on your child’s health and learning. One way you can show your support is by being involved in your child’s school. When parents are engaged in their children’s school activities, their children get better grades, choose healthier behaviors, and have better social skills.

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Important Milestones: Your Child By Eighteen Months

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How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.

Check these milestones —published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—that children typically reach by the end of 18 months. Read more ›

Community Education

Executive Functions: What They Are and How to Support Them [presentation]

Studies show that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a critical factor to success, even more so than academics. SEL and Executive Functioning go hand in hand. Together they represent the missing puzzle piece for education. Learn more from Vivien Keil, PhD and Vanessa Fasoli, ACC, about these important areas and how they relate to success in home, school and life.  Read more ›

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Free, Flexible Strategies for Social Emotional Learning [presentation]

EdRev (Education Revolution) is a day of information, resources, celebration and community for students who learn differently and the families and professionals who support them. At EdRev 2017, Sand Hill School’s Nick Ratcliff discusses the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and provides strategies that can be integrated in the classroom, at home, and throughout the day. Read more ›

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