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Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness in Middle School

By Stephanie Filio As educators, we believe that the educational environment should be inclusive and welcoming to all students. We can celebrate vibrant cultures, recognize boundless gender roles, and identify shifting home lives. But the more we evolve, the more … Continue reading

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Helping Young Children Understand Their Changing Feelings

By Goldie Millar and Lisa A. Berger, coauthors of 1-2-3 My Feelings and Me As caring adults, caregivers and professionals play a central and important role in helping children understand and manage their multitude of feelings. A key part of … Continue reading

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Positive Emotions in the Classroom: Tips for Boosting Curiosity, Hope, and Belonging

By Christa M. Tinari, M.A., coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying Have you heard that feelings are contagious? This is true in the classroom, as well as … 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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Food for Thought: How to Bring Social-Emotional Learning to Snack Time in Your Early Childhood Classroom

By Molly Breen Sharing food and conversation go hand in hand: As humans we are, in some ways, hardwired to do these things together. In hunter-gatherer clans, extended families and communities would assemble to share food and, presumably, conversation as … Continue reading

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