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Social-Emotional Learning

The application of skills to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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Mar 15, 2021

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Curricula Fostering Belonging and Purpose

Project Wayfinder is a new approach to social–emotional learning called Purpose Learning. It was born at the Stanford Institute of Design to answer a key design question: how can we reimagine adolescent education to develop a student’s sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging?

Feb 15, 2021

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Online Course Presenting the Science Behind Well-Being

To help young people combat the growing mental health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale University is offering a variation of its most popular “happiness” course to more than 500 low-income high school students around the nation at no cost.

Feb 12, 2021

Blog

What My Online Students Taught Me

I have been working 24/7 since this pandemic began in my role as superintendent, just like all of my educator friends across the state and country have as well. I have searched every resource, looked at every model, and tried to emulate the best of the best. But I forgot one major resource: my students. 

Jan 15, 2021

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Facilitating Discussions Around Difficult Topics

University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) has shared “Guidelines for Discussing Difficult or High-Stakes Topics” to help educators facilitate classroom discussion around controversial issues.

Jan 15, 2021

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Reflecting on Contentious and Troubling News

January 6, 2021, will certainly be a day for the history books. For all teachers grappling with how to address the day’s events with students, this Teaching Idea from Facing History and Ourselves is designed to help guide an initial classroom reflection on the insurrection at the United States Capitol on that day.

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