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What is Social and Emotional Learning and Why is it Important?

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From toddlers to middle-schoolers, learn about social emotional learning and why it’s important for kids. When it comes to learning and teaching social skills for kids, memorable quotes like “Treat others the way you want to be treated” may come … READ MORE

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Easy ways to support students on World Mental Health Day 2022

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World Mental Health Day is not just for adults to acknowledge: Research shows up to 20% of youngsters experience mental health problems, and it reaches 50% by early teens. Sadly, access to support, as well as treatment, is far less … READ MORE

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4 SEL must-reads to help parents and educators build students’ life skills

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Relationships play a critical role in the development of a child, which is why many educators and parents encourage social and emotional learning (SEL). The International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy study found that developing SEL skills early in … READ MORE

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5 Habits That Improve Every Students’ Mental Health

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As parents and educators, looking after the health and well-being of students is a top priority. Unfortunately, today’s youth face untold problems and anxieties that negatively affect their mental health. These issues hinder a student’s development, their performance at school, … READ MORE

Workforce Readiness: 6 Ways to Use SEL to Foster Strong Graduates

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As the workforce changes in response to new technology, social norms, and skill needs, so too must our preparations for middle and high school students. Forbes’ 6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation raises great … READ MORE

Victims of abuse: 4 Ways proper SEL education helps children cope with trauma

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Abuse and neglect often have a multitude of consequences on children’s emotional and physical well-being. Despite this, the World Health Organization reports that nearly 3 in 4 children worldwide suffer maltreatment at the hands of their parents and caregivers. On top … READ MORE

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Mental Health Action Day: From Awareness to Action

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Trauma can bring on a sense of helplessness and many other symptoms that hurt our hearts, minds, and bodies. We educate ourselves on diet changes to avoid diabetes — we can also educate ourselves about mental illness, how to recognize … READ MORE

14 fun SEL activities to bring families together at home

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Respectful Ways is pleased to offer this checklist of fun activities that children of all ages can do with the whole family. These activities foster creativity, discussions, imagination and growth. Your family will get to know each other better — … READ MORE