California SEL Alliance News

Video Series: How Learning Happens

Last year Eduoptia, the education foundation created by George Lucas, issued a video series that we encourage members to visit and share if you have not already done so. In this series, Edutopia says it “explores how educators can guide all students, regardless of their developmental starting points, to become productive and engaged learners.” “Featuring

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Readables and Usables – August 2019

To Share With Parents – From One of Our Members Help for Traumatized Children Facts about Bullying Coaching-and-mentoring-can-develop-emotional-intelligence by Daniel Goleman The Power of Collective Impact 9 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Never Say | Inc.com The Most Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Act on These 8 Warning Signs From Employees- Inc. Magazine   Teaching Empathy in Denmark

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Communities

Job Offer From Alliance Member

The Social-Emotional Wellness Institute in Los Angeles is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to oversee our Direct Youth Service Program. We are looking for someone who wants to join our small but mighty team. Someone who loves and values youth. Someone who wants to help create lasting change. Some additional perks: Starting 3 weeks

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Administrators

Social-Emotional Learning and Suicide Prevention in Schools

Alliance member Dr. Lori Vollandt, best known and beloved for her years as leader of the LAUSD SEL unit and now founder of Achieve Beyond the Binder Education Consulting, and concurrently Senior Analyst at Education Market Experts, wrote a blog in 2018 that is relevant to our cause today given the latest statistics on youth

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Communities

Join Other SEL Advocates in a New Digital Community

Alliance members (and those you know who advocate for or teach SEL) are invited to join a new online community bringing together social-emotional learning leaders—policy advocates, school administrators, engaged parents, and education activists. This community is hosted by the nonprofit Committee for Children with the intention that it will benefit you in a number of

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Newsletter

In Case You Missed It: Our Anniversary Party and Mixer

Reports from the 50 members who attended the August 4 event have been more than positive. Feedback centered around the event being both substantive and fun. As one attendee said: “I met the greatest people today and am so encouraged about the potential for progress. It was really wonderful.” And another attendee wrote: “What an

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Communities

Support Assembly Bill 428

Our member organization Children Now asks that we all help move forward children’s mental health funding via SB 428 which passed the Senate and is right now in Assembly Committee. “This bill would require all CA schools to train 10% of their staff, or two staff persons, whichever is greater – including, but not limited

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Administrators

Federal SEL Legislation Needs Your Immediate Support

Last month, the House Appropriations Committee passed legislation that provides historic levels of federal funding ($260M) for social and emotional learning. The bill will be taken up shortly by the Senate Appropriations Committee. We ask your organization to sign on to this letter drafted by CASEL urging the committee to incorporate this funding into its bill. Details about

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Newsletter

Encouraging Outtakes from Interview With Linda Darling-Hammond, New President of the California State Board of Education

In reporting on Linda Darling-Hammond’s appointment by new California Governor Newsom to the 11-member state board, the Washington Post described her as “a giant in education.” Best known as founder and president of the Learning Policy Institute based in Palo Alto, she has long been a major national voice for policy supporting social-emotional learning, equity

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