Category Archives: SEL News

Do Positive Attitudes Really Make a Difference?

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Does seeing the glass half-full benefit us? Does it really make a difference? Could it even disadvantage us? The answers to these questions might come as a surprise. A growing consensus of research shows positive attitudes have a measurable impact … READ MORE

4 Reasons Why PBIS and SEL Belong Together

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A growing chorus of educators is touting the benefits of integrating Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs. Here are four demonstrable advantages of implementing SEL alongside PBIS. Sometimes a common need generates more than one … READ MORE

Juuling and Smoking: What Teachers – and Parents – Should Know

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It’s small, it’s potent, and your students are using it. What you need to know about the dangers of Juul and cigarette smoking.   Understanding Juul begins with appreciating the changing terrain of public health policy around tobacco use. For … READ MORE

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