Why We Need to Forgive to Live Well

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  When someone else hurts us, it can affect us deeply. Whether we’re bullied, mistreated, or wrongly accused, others can inflict deep and lasting harm. What may surprise us is how deeply we harm ourselves when we nurse grudges and … READ MORE

Automation Is Coming: How to Prepare Our Students

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Economists forecast millions of jobs being lost to automation over the next two decades, affecting all sectors of the economy. Here’s what schools need to train students for in a rapidly-changing job market.   Ready or not, automation is coming. … READ MORE

Why all kids need to be taught leadership skills – and how to do it

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Most leadership training programs aren’t designed to teach everyone in the class — but they should be. Here’s a way to fix that.   On March 14th, thousands of students left their classrooms and gathered in school courtyards in a … READ MORE

3 Myths About Not Having Time for Social Emotional Learning

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If there’s one thing teachers and principals agree on, it’s the value of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs. In a recent CASEL study, nearly all administrators and teachers regarded SEL as an important tool for improving school climates and student … READ MORE

Guns, Schools, and the Elephant in the Classroom

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The collapse of Social Emotional Learning is an underlying problem in American classrooms. Measures to prevent school shootings won’t fix it. Here’s what will. I’ve come to the sad realization that no school is immune from the epidemic of gun … READ MORE

8 Reasons Your School Needs Social Emotional Learning Programs

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There’s a lot of buzz around social emotional learning programs, but are they worth the investment? A growing body of research shows measurable academic, behavioral, personal, and social benefits. Social emotional learning reduces behavioral problems Many schools have adopted SEL … READ MORE

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3 Ways to Help Teens Make Good Decisions

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This article explores the reasons that teens engage in risky behavior, and how a Social-Emotional learning program can help them make better decisions. Earlier this year, media outlets began reporting a dangerous new fad among teens: eating Tide pods. Consuming … READ MORE

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Don’t Be A “Phoney” – Cell Phones, Social Media and Teens

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Can you survive without your smartphone? Could you close out your social media accounts without feeling disconnected? For many of us, the answer is obvious: not without a difficult period of adjustment. When Gallup polled smartphone users, 46% of respondents … READ MORE