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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.

teaching tolerance

Jan 15, 2021

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Leading Conversations After Crises

The Advisory Board of Teaching Tolerance has shared ideas for starting discussions in the days following the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.

Jan 15, 2021

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Supporting Urban Students on the Days After Major Events

In a guest post on Beyond the Spotlight—a resource for parents, caregivers, and educators, designed to create equitable and caring classrooms for all children—Alyssa Hadley-Dunn, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Michigan State University and founder of Teaching on the Days After: Dialogue & Resources for Educating Toward Justice, offers tips and resources for teachers related to the attack on the US Capitol.

Insurrection resources

Jan 15, 2021

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Reflecting on the Democratic Process

The events of January 6, 2021, may generate feelings of fear or anger in students. Teachers can create a space, whether in the physical classroom or on a remote learning platform, for students to express discomfort and feelings of anger or distress that may emerge from discussing these events.

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.

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