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Resources for Educators

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Making Time for Mindfulness [downloadable]

mindfulnessintheclassroom424A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems. Read more ›

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Children May Struggle More With a Noisy Classroom Than Adults

Students develop the foundation for lifelong reading skills in early elementary school, and a new neuroscience study suggests they may be particularly hindered in that learning by background noise. Read more ›

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Social Emotional Learning Report: A Nation at Hope [downloadable]

A new report on SEL from the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development synthesizes input from researchers, policy makers, educators, students, parents, and philanthropy representatives along with conversations, meetings, and site visits across the country on how to support students’ social, emotional, and academic development and help them be better equipped to prosper in the classroom, perform in the workplace, and thrive in life, as contributing and productive members of society. Read more ›

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The Power of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

SEL blog 390Written by Jeff Kozlowski, Head of Sand Hill School at CHC

The Case for SEL

Look around any Starbucks, airport or doctor’s office waiting room, and you’ll likely see impatient, frustrated, and angry adults simmering in the presence of children. After all, children are renowned for testing boundaries, pushing buttons and trying patience. This is especially true for kids with learning differences, as they try to navigate a world that doesn’t make sense. Read more ›

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The Trauma-Informed Classroom: Creating a Safe, Supportive Learning Environment [presentation] [video]

Trauma is an experience that impacts a student’s ability to cope–it may not even be life-threatening. In this session for educators, learn more about the strategies and tools you can use in your classroom to ensure that each student is healthy, safe and supported. Presented by Lety Arreola-Garcia, Mental Health Coordinator at CHC. Read more ›

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My Digital TAT2 [web resource] [downloadable]

mydigitalTAT2 385My Digital TAT2 is a Silicon Valley nonprofit organization whose mission is to address one of the most challenging issues facing families today: how to build the healthy habits, critical thinking, and thoughtful online behavior necessary to integrate technology into our lives in a constructive way. Read more ›

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Six Ways to Teach Social and Emotional Skills All Day

SEL384The types of skills required to care for and advocate for oneself and others — self-regulation, responsibility, empathy, and discipline, among others — are becoming increasingly central to the work of schools and teachers, and increasingly relevant to the lifelong success of students.

More and more, educators are recognizing that these skills — often called “social and emotional” skills — are inextricably intertwined with the academic skills. Read more ›

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TeenMentalHealth.org [web resource]

teenmentalhealthorg383TeenMentalHealth.org is non profit organization that creates educational, training, and clinical care materials and programs designed for use in schools and care settings to promote mental health literacy, clinical care capacity, self-care and psychoeducation, and evaluation of existing programs and interventions.  Mental health information (products and training programs) are designed to address the needs of youth ages 12 to 25 years, families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others. Read more ›

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Educator Resource: CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL [web resource]

CASEL SEL School Guide381Schoolwide SEL engages the entire school community in creating caring, participating, and equitable learning environments that provide social, emotional, and academic growth. The CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL is a free, digital resource that leads school-based teams through a process for systemic SEL implementation.  Read more ›

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Teaching Middle School Students with ADHD [presentation] [video]

Do you have students in your middle school classes that call out, seem inattentive or disruptively interrupt the class?

This workshop for educators presented by Chris Harris, MEd, Director of EBC Schools at CHC, will help you understand the similarities and differences between ADHD and anxiety so your interventions and strategies will be most effective in mitigating these students’ learning challenges in the classroom. Read more ›

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