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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.

Aug 20, 2021


The Importance of Reflection in Teaching

If this past year taught us anything, it was to pause. The year had many stops, whether it was transitioning from remote to in-person or hybrid learning (or back to remote) or required quarantine.

Aug 16, 2021


Literacy Series Supporting Children’s Positive Identity Development

A is for Amazing, B is for Brave, C is for Creative … The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture offers caregivers and educators interactive Joyful ABC activity booklets to support children’s positive identity development while growing language and literacy skills.

Aug 16, 2021


“Sesame Street” Racial Literacy Initiative

The four-year Coming Together project from Sesame Workshop is starting out with plans to support racial literacy by equipping students and caregivers with developmentally appropriate vocabulary, conversation starters, and other resources.


Aug 16, 2021

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Tools for Creating a Wellness-Informed Environment for Students

Inspirational quotes and food trucks won’t solve burnout, stress, and anxiety. Teachers need information and tools for handling challenges in their personal and professional lives. Pathways to Wellness is a comprehensive, research-based, teacher-first professional development program for preK–12 educators, delivered in a format that works for teachers: self-paced, online, three hours … with a 98% recommendation rate. The program provides a framework for proactively building resilience, gives actionable mental wellness strategies for personal life and the classroom environment, equips educators with language for conflict resolution (with coworkers and students), and delivers high value at a low cost for school communities.

Aug 16, 2021


Podcast Made by Teens Expressing Their Unique Perspectives on Life

This Teenage Life (TTL) podcast supports youth in connecting with themselves, each other, and caring adults through meaningful conversations around personally relevant topics not traditionally explored in middle school and high school classes.


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