Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in August.
This research-based program embeds social-emotional learning throughout its modules by developing students’ decision making, empathy, and goal setting abilities, all while increasing their reading skills.
Without the ability to organize, control impulses, and adapt to change students will struggle with both social and academic learning. Research indicates, however, that it is possible to explicitly teach these skills through a variety of techniques. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) techniques and related Mindfulness activities can support student learning.
The Library of Congress debuted two collections featuring artifacts from 21st-century online culture. The Webcomics Web Archive features popular comics. The Web Cultures Web Archive has everything from urban legends to image macros, emoji to lolcats.
The student body at Crystal Lake Central (CLC) High School is a diverse community of students from a variety of backgrounds, abilities and interests, including students enrolled in the Life Skills program. These students may struggle with emotional connections, physical limitations, or cognitive understanding. Regardless of their individual challenges, they bond through their school experience as Central Tigers.
I was fortunate to spend the last few days in Tacoma, Washington, learning with folks from the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. I got to have conversations with lots of smart adults about ways we can support kids and how teachers, researchers, and policymakers need to work in partnership to do that work. But to be honest, the best part of the trip was when we drove to a local middle school to see the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative in action.