Category Archives: Social & Emotional Learning

Kids Need “People Smarts” Now More Than Ever

By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of Smarts! Everybody’s Got Them The COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the country and the world has made the issue of community and social responsibility a focal point of concern. Health experts strongly recommend wearing masks … Continue reading

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What’s the Big Deal About Social Emotional Learning?

By Molly Breen If you are a human teacher—of human children—you must know the foundational importance of social and emotional learning (SEL). If a child does not trust or understand you, or if a child feels as if you do … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Grief

By Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D., author of When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Updated 3rd Edition) These are incredibly unsettling, complicated times for us all. COVID-19 has overwhelmed us with fear, isolation, and grief, … Continue reading

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Empowering Children Through Active Listening

By Molly Breen Our days spent with young children can often be a bit of an emotional roller coaster: high highs and low lows. Part of our daily work as educators is to provide stabilizing skills and coping that help … Continue reading

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Boost SEL with Summertime Reading BINGO

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning Reading together is fun all year round, but summer is a great time to discover new favorites and add a creative twist. Summertime SEL (social and … Continue reading

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