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CASEL CARES Initiative: COVID-19 SEL Resources for Educators, Parents, and Caregivers [web resource]

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) understands how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during times like these. SEL offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike.

CASEL CARES is an initiative that brings you thought leadership, helpful resources, and access to key leaders in the SEL field during this challenging time.  Read more ›

Ask an Expert: Returning to School [video]

We are excited about the possibility of our kids returning to school, yet understandably concerned about what that re-entry looks like. In this live Ask an Expert session, we are having a conversation with Chris Harris MEd, Chief Schools Officer at CHC. Read more ›

Measuring COVID Learning Loss

Parents, educators and policymakers have faced rising concerns about what students have lost academically during a year of school closures and online learning. Until recently, however, they’ve lacked concrete evidence about what exactly those losses look like. Read more ›

DBT: One Parent’s Journey

Regulating emotions during crisis. Wise Mind. Call your doctor immediately. Temperature. “I am scared.” You know your child best. Worst-case scenario, your child doesn’t need this. You’re not overreacting and you are a good parent. Attention-seeking behavior – why?

Currently, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the only well-established, evidence-based treatment for self-harming adolescents at high risk for suicide. In this podcast episode, hear one mom’s brave story of helping her teenage daughter through panic attacks, PTSD and self-harming behaviors using DBT skills like mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness and communication, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. We are so grateful that she is willing to share her life-changing journey with us. Read more ›

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prepare My Child to Go Back to In-Person Schooling?

Many children have a hard time starting school, either for the first time or after a long summer break. But amid the COVID-19 pandemic with schools shutting down off and on and some only reopening part-time if at all, parents face a new challenge in sending off children, who have grown accustomed to long stretches at home, to school. We spoke to pediatric anxiety expert Dr. Joseph McGuire, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, about how to prepare your child to go back to school. Read more ›

Reopening Schools: Health and Safety Challenges for Kids Who Learn and Think Differently

As schools reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, new health and safety rules may be hard for kids to follow. Wearing a mask all day? Social distancing? Find out which routines may be extra hard for kids who learn and think differently—and how to help. Read more ›

7 Tips for Educators Returning to School During COVID-19

When COVID-19 restrictions ease, students and educators must adapt and prepare for a return to schools. School staff will need to support students in the transition back to the classroom, and at the same time manage their own transition and anxiety. Read more ›

CDC Tool Helps Parents Weigh the Benefits and Risks of Sending Their Children Back to School [downloadable]

Choosing whether or not to send your child back to school can be difficult. When weighing decisions about your child returning to school, it is important to consider your family’s unique needs and situation and your comfort level with the steps your school is taking to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read more ›

Will Kids Be Safe When They Return to School? Will Everyone Else?

UCSF associate professor and pediatrician, Naomi Bardach, is researching methods to control the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In this interview, Dr. Naomi Bardach shares why she’s optimistic that schools can reopen safely. Read more ›

How AR Can Help Students With Special Needs

Fortunately, education is progressing to become more inclusive of those with different learning styles and educational needs, but there is still a lot that can be done to make the classroom more inclusive for each and every student. It is becoming more and more apparent that it is time we rethink not just what we teach, but exactly how we teach.

One medium that could provide learning support for students with special needs in the near future is the use of augmented reality (AR) in education. Read more ›

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