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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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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Newsletter

Dr. Cranston Releases Book on SEL Environments

A scholar and writer as well as an administrator, our Executive Director Dr. Cranston combines her research and hands-on experience into what she seeks to be an important aid to expanding SEL adoption. From the book blurb: “Many educators find themselves wondering, what exactly is SEL? How should it be taught? What does it look like

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Newsletter

CDE Releases SEL Research Brief

As announced in a recent CDE newletter: “A new Policy Analysis for California Education research brief titled, Measuring School Contributions to Growth in Social-Emotional Learning, is now available. The Brief builds upon earlier work by examining the stability of the estimated school-by-grade effects on SEL across two years, using a large-scale SEL survey administered in California

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Newsletter

Bring Finnish SEL Practices to Your Community

The Fins are famous for the quality and effectiveness of their education system and its SEL elements. If you are an educator wanting to expand your school’s purview into early learning, or adopt a different method of teaching pre-school, or if you are a program provider wanting to expand into early education, there is an

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Newsletter

Health and Safety Workgroup Sets Recommendations

Here verbatim is a report in the CDE’s monthly SEL Newsletter (yes, they produce one, and below is how to subscribe).   “State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Tony Thurmond is holding transition workgroups for areas of education in which he is passionate. The Health and Safety Workgroup, comprised of over 50 educators, community-based organization

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