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Social Emotional Learning

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Three Ways Parents Can Make Digital Media a Positive for Young Kids

child-tablet 1183465_640Digital technologies have added a new element of anxiety to family life for many parents. A lot of kids now have access to mobile devices, which brings up parent concerns that kids aren’t learning to interact with people, spend too much time on devices and no longer play outside.

Sara DeWitt of PBS Kids Digital says some of parents’ deepest fears could be holding them back from seeing the potential of digital technology. Read more ›

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Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School [downloadable]

SEL brief elementary schoolSocial and Emotional Learning in Elementary School, produced by Pennsylvania State University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines the evidence of successful, universal SEL programs and practices used to support social and emotional development in students during the elementary years (K-5). Read more ›

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Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle and High School Years [downloadable]

SEL brief middle and HSPromoting Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle and High School Years, produced by Pennsylvania State University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides an overview of frameworks that define social emotional competence, and reviews the current landscape of universal school-based programs designed to promote its growth in middle and high school students. Read more ›

Community Education

Late & Unprepared? Executive Functioning Strategies in the Middle School Classroom [presentation]

In the educator session “Late & Unprepared? Executive Functioning Strategies in the Middle School Classroom,” Sand Hill School teacher Alixanne Agnew defines executive functioning, examines individual “functions,” and discusses strategies for building and supporting executive functioning in the classroom, including behavioral strategies and technology supports. Read more ›

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20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions with Anxious or Defiant Students

anxious child in classStudents’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids might be acting out, which makes it difficult for a teacher in a crowded classroom to figure out the root cause. But even if there was time and space to do so, most teachers receive very little training in behavior during their credentialing programs. Read more ›

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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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