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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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Benefits of Mindfulness for Children

What is mindfulness? And how can practicing mindfulness benefit areas of a child’s life such as in the classroom or socializing with friends? Check out the benefits of practicing mindfulness in the classroom for more details.

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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Articles

SEL at Parent-Teacher Conferences

SEL at Parent-Teacher Conferences

While kids may worry about what is said at parent-teacher conferences, those conversations can be just as stressful for teachers. Parents may feel defensive or upset when they hear that their child is not excelling academically — but it can be even more difficult when teachers have to relay that there are problems of a social-emotional nature. This month we offer teachers SEL resources for parent-teacher conferences.

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Why SEL Matters

Why SEL Matters

With an increase in SEL in schools around the world, it is important to know the benefits and impact SEL can play on students’ development inside and outside of the classroom. This month we dig into the research behind social and emotional learning and look into the benefits of implementing consistent SEL in schools.

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Top 5 SEL Books for Teachers to Read

Top 5 SEL Books for Teachers to Read

While students might get some informal SEL education at home, they will probably only encounter direct lessons on SEL in the classroom. So if you’re doing some professional reading this summer, deepening your knowledge of SEL and mindfulness is a great way to go. This month, Emmi Scott introduces five SEL books for teachers to read this summer.

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SEL Post Spring Break Motivation

SEL Post Spring Break Motivation

Spring break is a great time for students and teachers alike to take some downtime away from school. However, coming back to school after an amazing week off can present challenges in the classroom. With the end of the school year in sight for many teachers coming back from spring break, we put together a list of ways to keep both your students and yourself motivated to finish the school year on a high note.

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Defining Your Purpose – Social & Emotional Learning Lesson Highlight

Defining Your Purpose – Social & Emotional Learning Lesson Highlight

“Lack of meaning,” as described by psychologists Faramarzi & Bavali in a 2017 study  “is the chief source of stress as well as anxiety, and logotherapy aids the patients to reach the meaning of life.”…Yet, when I ask people directly “What is your purpose in life?” there are very few who can answer the question clearly, or even at all. How different might our world look if we taught children from a young age how to discover, explore, and pursue their purpose?

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