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)
Sunday, December 18, 2016
A powerful, practical article on teaching thankfulness...a key to happiness. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.
Teaching gratitude with Thank You Thursday
Research has long pointed to gratitude as being a major indicator of health and happiness. Thank You Thursday gives students the chance to explore the benefits of gratitude in any academic setting without hitting the typical roadblocks of extensive time, preparation, and funding. Because of Thank You Thursday, there are now over 1,600 messages out there, still rippling. Read now.
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)
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.
Full Story:The Hechinger Report