4 Helpful Things You Can Say to a Suicidal or Depressed Friend

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Talking to someone struggling with severe depression or suicidal thoughts can feel intimidating. It’s hard to know what to do. Here’s what to say to someone who reaches out for help.   They were celebrities at the pinnacle of achievement … READ MORE

8 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Program

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With a growing number of SEL programs now available, schools have options. But how should they determine the best one to adopt?   You’ve decided your students can benefit from SEL. Because every school has different needs and different goals, … READ MORE

5 Fun Ways to Keep Kids’ Social Skills Fresh: Print This Summer Guide

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Summertime doesn’t have to mean a slide in personal growth. These fun activities can help kids keep their Social-Emotional Learning fresh over the summer, and learn more about themselves and others along the way. Print this guide to summertime SEL, … READ MORE

Respecting Diversity Begins with Self-Respect

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  Already a beacon for multiculturalism, the United States population is increasingly diverse. If current demographic trends hold, minority groups will become the majority by 2044. This change is even more rapid and sweeping among young people. As soon as 2020, … READ MORE

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