Category Archives: Social & Emotional Learning

13 Quick Conversation Starters for Meaningful Student Mental Health Check-Ins

Adapted from Tell Me More In a Jar® Building relationships with students can start with short, meaningful conversations. The benefit of student mental health check-ins? Author and school counselor Stephanie Filio says, “SEL check-ins tell our students a lot about … Continue reading

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Challenge 1: What’s Your Screen Scene? An Excerpt from Slaying Digital Dragons by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D.

The book Slaying Digital Dragons empowers young adults to take charge of their digital lives and improve their mental health and well-being. With a frank and humorous approach to a timely topic, award-winning author Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., pulls back … Continue reading

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Back in the Classroom: Helping Students Feel Confident Making Friends This Fall

By Eric Braun, author of Make a Friend, Be a Friend New pencil box. Backpack. Bouncing through a crowd of kids, tummy full of butterflies. What’s my teacher like? When’s recess? Who’s in my class? Who do I sit by? … Continue reading

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Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom: How All Teachers Can Create an Environment that Supports SEL

By Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A., author of The SEL Solution SEL: Suddenly that acronym is ubiquitous in education journals, books for teachers, education websites and school districts’ professional learning plans. SEL was creeping into the education world before COVID-19, but … Continue reading

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When Students Return: Supporting and Inspiring Students Who Are LGBTQ+

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. The … Continue reading

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