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Sunday, December 25, 2016

How SEL prepares students for academics, life - Excellent article - well worth the read! Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

An increasing number of schools are making social-emotional learning a priority, and the trend is expected to grow, asserts David Adams, director of social and emotional learning at the Urban Assembly in New York City. In this blog post, he highlights the benefits of SEL and his school's approach.
SmartBrief/Education (12/21)  Bookmark and Share

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Here is an article on how some schools are using mindfulness to atune students to their emotions and build self control. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Schools decrease detentions with mindfulness

Officials in some US schools are introducing mindfulness practices in the classroom as an alternative to traditional discipline. At one Baltimore elementary school that has adopted this approach, officials report fewer trips to the principal's office and no suspensions over the past two years.
U.S. News & World Report (12/8)  Bookmark and Share

Monday, December 5, 2016

Restorative justice helps keep students in school - Here is a great articl on conflict resulution Courtes of Mind/Shift

Some school officials in New Orleans are using restorative justice circles for conflict resolution. The method is keeping more students in school, saving about 1,800 instructional hours that otherwise would have been lost to suspensions since January 2015, according to the Center for Restorative Approaches.
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