Five Tips to Reduce Winter Break Anxiety for Students

Five Tips to Reduce Winter Break Anxiety for Students

Teachers are almost always excited about an upcoming vacation, but as we approach the winter break, your students may also be experience excitement and joy mixed with feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. This month, we reached out to a handful of educators, school...
SEL at Parent-Teacher Conferences

SEL at Parent-Teacher Conferences

If you’re a teacher heading into parent-teacher conferences and are looking for some ideas and tools to help with SEL conversations with parents, read on! While kids may worry about what is said at parent-teacher conferences, those conversations can be just as...
Classroom Activity for Emotional Management

Classroom Activity for Emotional Management

Sometimes it feels like students don’t even know what’s going on inside their minds or bodies—and for that matter, we adults don’t either. Let’s do a test – it’ll take just a minute! Step 1: You have 5 seconds – guess what your heart rate is right now. Go! Step...
The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

Over the past decade, there has been a rise in the use of mindfulness-based interventions in schools around the world to promote psychological health and well-being (Burke, 2009) as well as a tool connected to social-emotional learning standards and competencies....
Why SEL Matters

Why SEL Matters

Social and emotional learning, or SEL, is “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others,...