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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.

Jun 15, 2020


Teaching Idea for Helping Students Create a Better Future

Facing History and Ourselves is offering a new teaching idea, “Reflecting on George Floyd’s Death and Police Violence Towards Black Americans,” to support teachers in helping students understand how the events of the past have led to this moment and guiding students to see within themselves the power to make choices that will create a better future for us all.

Jun 15, 2020


Multiracial Community for Nurturing Resilience and Inclusion

EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents (one Black, the other biracial, Black/White) who set out to create the community and gather the resources they needed (and still need) to meet the challenges they face raising children in a world where race matters.

Virtual Meet Ups for Kids

Jun 01, 2020


Virtual Playground for Social Skills Development

The Meeting House, in New York City, has created a new Virtual Playground where children can join together online with their real-world friends in an interactive space. The Playground is updated each day by adding original and curated content in diverse formats, including video, music, art, games, downloads, links, activities, yoga lessons, and storytelling.

May 29, 2020


Integrating STEM Across the Curriculum

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and maker education are viewed and defined differently no matter where you go. To me, the focus of any work in my STEM classes or in my makerspace is on the process and not the product. But STEM shouldn’t be viewed as a “special class” or a separate subject. There are ways to integrate STEM education and making throughout the school year and in every subject.

Make students aware of intolerance and hate.

May 15, 2020


Challenge for Connecting People and Building Empathy

Do your students have what it takes to recognize hate and to try to stop it? The Stronger Than Hate Challenge invites students aged 13–18 to create a video; write a poem, song, or blog; or produce a painting or piece of artwork that demonstrates the chosen medium’s potential to create a community that is stronger than hate.


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