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SEL and Racial Equity

SEL teaches children the lessons they need to understand and practice racial equity. Social emotional learning starts with bringing an end to racism and injustice. But how do we have these tough conversations with young people? 

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Funding Sources for SEL

You’re a school administrator, you’re already stretched thin. You may want to implement social-emotional learning, but you don’t have the money! Here are some creative ways you can fund your SEL program.

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We Joined Generation Schools Network

We are happy to announce that Empowering Education is merging with Generation Schools Network, a fellow education non-profit that has 15 years of experience supporting schools across the country.

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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Articles

Social Skills & Relationships

Social Skills & Relationships

All things exist in relationship. We cannot expect to understand the health of a plant, or a human, without understanding the context in which it lives, breathes and grows. In the same way, we cannot expect to implement effective educational reform without understanding the equally intricate web of relationships present in a classroom, school, and community.

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Mindfulness in the Classroom Articles

Trauma-Informed Teaching Articles

Resilience in Isolation

Resilience in Isolation

Dr. Adelia Moore shares insight into parenting for resilience, even in social isolation. Being a more confident parent – being the grownup – strengthens your child’s resolve. Many parents are understandably worried about the effects of extended social distancing on children’s well-being. Your emotional state is contagious, for better or worse. Let’s make it for the better.

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SEL and Racial Equity

SEL and Racial Equity

SEL teaches children the lessons they need to understand racial equity. Social emotional learning starts with bringing an end to racism and injustice. But how do we have these tough conversations with young people? We compiled a list of resources, books, and activities to help adults and kids talk about race.

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Tips for the Trauma Informed Educator: Stress & Trauma as Resilience Factors

Tips for the Trauma Informed Educator: Stress & Trauma as Resilience Factors

Being a trauma-informed educator does not mean that we need to protect our students from all possible stressors and difficult experiences, rather, it means we have a deeper understanding of our students’ emotional states and we work to empower them to respond effectively to challenges and stressors….If we as parents and educators remove all stress from a child’s life we are robbing them of their richest opportunities for growth.  

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5 Ways to Support Children (& Ourselves) in the Wake of Tragedy

5 Ways to Support Children (& Ourselves) in the Wake of Tragedy

When students feel unsafe they don’t learn. So, how can we support students in the face of such global tension? Is there anything that we can do as educators and parents to create a sense of safety?

Absolutely. The same principles for effective treatment and prevention of trauma hold true here. Here are five practices to support your students (and yourself) following a tragic event.

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