How Social-Emotional Learning Can Inspire a Successful School Year

For students and teachers alike, back-to-school time can be an overwhelming experience during a typical school year – and this year is anything but typical. With new safety measures, including masks and social distancing – to keep students and teachers safe, the upcoming return to school will look and feel significantly different. It’s also a special time for students who look forward to learning, reconnecting with their friends, and sharing about their experiences from break. However, students’ reflections may look drastically different this year and include more traumatic experiences. Some students will have lost family, friends, and even teachers due to [...]

2020-10-06T15:25:26-04:00September 24th, 2020|

[Video] Social Emotional Learning: Incorporating Best Practices During Times of Change

Children and families are still experiencing trauma about isolation, health, survival and disparities amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. The recent police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and numerous others, as well as the associated unrest across the nation and the world, have compounded this trauma. These difficult and complex issues will have long-lasting impacts on students’ emotional, mental, and academic well-being. It is important that school communities begin to implement trauma-informed responses, including Social Emotional Learning, into remote learning settings and have a plan to continue this work in the fall. To do this, educators [...]

2020-09-30T16:05:04-04:00September 15th, 2020|
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