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Growing Strong Learners with Social-Emotional Skills

By Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A., author of The School Climate Solution: Creating a Culture of Excellence from the Classroom to the Staff Room Using a garden as a metaphor for education is nothing new. German educator Friedrich Fröebel (1782–1852) coined … Continue reading

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Begin at the Beginning with Social-Emotional Learning

By Allison Wedell Schumacher Years ago, when I was casting about for a job, I ended up as a part-time nanny to a three-year-old boy named Logan. I got the impression that his parents, who had listed the job on … Continue reading

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What Can Students Learn from Graphic Novels?

By Allison Wedell Schumacher My grandma and grandpa’s house in Oberlin, Ohio, was the stuff of childhood dreams: a nearly endless backyard leading down to a creek, a screened-in porch with a hammock so the bugs couldn’t get to you … Continue reading

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How to Boost Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in Students: A Q&A with Drs. Maurice Elias and Steven Tobias

By Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., and Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D., coauthors of Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students: 30 Flexible Research-Based Activities to Build EQ Skills (Grades 5–9) Developing emotional intelligence (EQ) in students is essential to preparing them for success … Continue reading

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How Mean Behavior and Bullying Affect Academic Performance—And What to Do About It

By Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A., author of The School Climate Solution: Creating a Culture of Excellence from the Classroom to the Staff Room The Problem Bullying, defined as an act of repeated physical or emotional victimization of a person by … Continue reading

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