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Social Emotional Learning

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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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How Self-Compassion Supports Academic Motivation and Emotional Wellness

selfcompassion382Many of today’s parents and teachers came of age in the 1980s and 1990s — a time when the self-esteem movement was in its zenith. Self-esteem was supposed to be a panacea for a variety of social challenges, from substance abuse to violent crime.  The research, however, did not support such broad claims. 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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California Department of Education: Social Emotional Learning Resource Guide [downloadable]

CDE social emotional346There is a growing body of research proving that social and emotional learning (SEL) is fundamental to academic success, and must be woven into the work of every teacher in every classroom and every after school and summer enrichment program, if we truly want to prepare all our students for college and careers. Read more ›

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Reframing Classroom Management: A Toolkit for Educators [downloadable]

Effective classroom management is critical to supporting student engagement and achievement. Reframing Classroom Management, a teaching resource created by Teaching Tolerance, offers educators a variety of tools to help demystify common behaviors and reinforce what works. Read more ›
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Yoga, Mindfulness and Kids [presentation] [video]

What is mindfulness? How does yoga relate to mindfulness? Learn more about the positive impact of mindfulness and yoga on reducing anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms and managing stress. Read more ›

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