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October 26, 2018

How National Service Can Fuel Social-Emotional Development

National service programs give youth a valuable opportunity to serve their community and build social-emotional skills at the same time.

October 23, 2018

How to Teach Social-Emotional Skills Through Performing Arts

At their core, the performing arts are social and emotional learning, says Paul Griffin of the Possibility Project.

October 15, 2018

Civics Is Social and Emotional

Effective civics education engages students socially, emotionally, and academically. And students learn politics by doing politics.

October 11, 2018

How to Approach Social-Emotional Development Equitably

Approaching social-emotional learning through an equity lens aims to level the playing field for kids with challenging backgrounds.

October 04, 2018

Why We Must Teach Our Students Empathy

Empathy is more than just a tool to stop bullying or a check box on a curriculum -- it's the foundation of success in school and beyond.

September 28, 2018

3 Tips for Talking to Parents About Social and Emotional Learning

Words like "attitude" and "emotion" often make parents uncomfortable, especially if they believe educators are making judgments about their children.

September 26, 2018

3 Steps to Forge Positive Relationships With Students

Relationships with adults that give students room to flourish and grow are critical to their success. City Year's Alexandria Johnson explains how to create them.

September 24, 2018

What This State's School Board Learned From Talking to the Community

The Kansas State Board of Education turned the input of thousands of Kansans into action to focus on the whole child.

September 20, 2018

How Education Policymakers Can Engage With Their Community (And Why They Should)

The Kansas State Board of Education spoke to thousands of Kansans about what a successful young person should look like. Then they turned that input into action.

September 14, 2018

More Grads, Happier Teachers, Fewer Referrals (Part 2)

The graduation rate at Damonte Ranch High School (Nev.) has soared since implementing new SEL practices. We spoke with their staff about the improvement.

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