Category Archives: Social & Emotional Learning

Making the Case for Mindfulness in Your School or District

By James Butler, M.Ed., author of Mindful Classrooms: Daily 5-Minute Practices to Support Social-Emotional Learning (PreK to Grade 5) I’ve had the honor of starting a mindfulness program in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) based on years of experience … Continue reading

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Mistakes, Bad Breaks, and Other Headaches: Helping Kids Bounce Back

By Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, coauthors of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes Perhaps you have heard the famous story about Alexander Fleming, that sloppy scientist who left some of his petri dishes unwashed and ended … Continue reading

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Un-Cliqueing the Preschool Clique

By Molly Breen Say the word clique, and it generally conjures a not-so-favorable image of “mean girls” (or boys, or kids) in the throes of middle school identity woes. It may surprise you to know that clique power dynamics emerge … Continue reading

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Create SEL Lessons That Are Flexible, Factual, and Fun!

By Liz Bergren Social and emotional learning has significant short-term and long-term benefits, including positive behaviors and relationships; improved test scores, grades, and attendance; higher graduation rates; and better mental health. As a former classroom teacher, at times I found … Continue reading

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Everyday Social-Emotional Learning

By Molly Breen Most of us know by now the myriad benefits of teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) as a foundation for, well, everything! If you aren’t familiar with SEL, it helps kids with decision-making, building friendships, feeling empathy, and understanding … Continue reading

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