Opinion: Students Experiencing National Mental Health Crisis Need SEL

By Melissa Ragan Last October, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared a National State of Emergency  in children’s mental health. Among the many factors leading to…

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Social Emotional Learning… What It Means For Children

Do you remember being taught how to manage your emotions? Maybe a parent or caregiver guided you through a crying fit or a burst of…

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Addressing the Rise in Challenging School Behaviors

With drastic changes made to their education, social and home lives, children are struggling with stressors they’ve never faced, and it’s impacting their mental health….

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The Intersection of SEL, Mental Health Care, and Challenging Behaviors

By all accounts, Chris had been an average student. He made good grades, but not perfect. He got along well with most of his peers….

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HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

Originally published here. It’s been just over two years since COVID-19 disrupted the world. Adults and children alike have experienced mental health issues due to…

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It’s Time to Prioritize Healthy Adolescent Social Connections

By Nicki Thomson & Grace Bramman Social connections are foundational to supporting adolescent social-emotional learning and educational success—this foundation is as important to education as…

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Adolescence & SEL: What Teachers Need to Know

By Marion Goldstein, Ed.D., Originally published by SEL4NJ  Until recently, most school-based efforts around Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) were directed toward pre-school and the elementary grades….

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How to Meet the Social-Emotional Needs of Students & Staff

How to Meet the Social-Emotional Needs of Students & Staff

By Al Kingsley As the pandemic swept through the country, school leaders understood two things: they needed to make sure students had the technology needed…

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Teachers in Rural Places Face Unique Challenges of Secondary Trauma

By Ann Schulte & Devon Brenner The last two years have been challenging everywhere, but teachers who work in rural communities may have experienced challenges…

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Why Do We Have to “Sell” SEL?

By Joyce Whitby, originally published in Equity & Access At a recent parent teacher conference a passionate teacher found herself explaining why she dedicates daily…

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