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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.

Jan 15, 2021

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Building and Sustaining Positive Social and Emotional Climates

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence has developed a social–emotional learning program called RULER, which teaches students to do daily check-ins, identifying the energy level and pleasantness of their emotions on a color-coded “mood meter.”

Emotions and stress

Jan 15, 2021

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Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty

Teachers nationwide are considering how to support students who may be traumatized by images of violence at the United States Capitol on January 6. Some school districts are offering counseling services for students, giving them opportunities to share.

civic responsibility

Jan 15, 2021

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Teaching for Civic Agency

Events of the past year have made clear that the work of civic educators—to empower youth with the ability to make positive change—is now more urgent than ever. Oftentimes, we see something that’s unjust and wonder, Where do I go? What do I do?

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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