California SEL Alliance News

Administrators

SEL at Home Parent Guidance from EQuip Our Kids!

The Equip Our Kids! Campaign has compiled a list of SEL programs as well as some other resources that parents can teach at home during the cronovirus home restrictions. A secondary benefit is that, once familiar with the practices, parents will be more open to advancing SEL in their schools. As we get ready to

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How Technology Can Help All Students Become More Grateful

Schools can teach gratitude in a way that’s more equitable and inclusive. Think back to your time growing up in school. Do you remember being surprised or apprehensive about differences between yourself and other students in terms of race, class, gender, age, ability, or popularity? Or perhaps you recall being intimidated about communicating with teachers,

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Administrators

Friday Institute Expands Free Online Learning for Educators–Including SEL

To continue its commitment to support educators, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide resources for teaching and learning, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State College of Education has extended registration and expanded offerings of its free online courses: Teaching Mathematics with Technology, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for Educators, Teaching

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Educators

International Association of Women Recognizes Dr. Sharon Chappell as 2020-2021 Influencer

Sharon Chappell, PhD, a teacher educator at California State University Fullerton for over ten years, is a leader in education, health and wellness. This March the International Association of Women (IAW), a global in-person and online networking platform, has recognized her as a 2020-2021 Influencer. Dr. Sharon Chappell specializes in social emotional learning, the arts

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Administrators

Don’t Forget– March 27, 2020 is SELDay!

By supporting this year’s first annual SELDay, you will be part of a worldwide movement to improve the well-being, academic performance, and long-term success for millions of students and young people through SEL. Sign Up Here to participate in #SELday and have access to toolkits and resources that include turn-key SEL activity guides; templates that will

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Administrators

Legislative Update: February 2020

As you know if you follow the Alliance newsletter, in order for the Alliance and you as members to be truly effective in supporting the expansion of SEL in California, it is crucial to actively contact our district legislators and voice our support for specific bills. We encourage regular contacts, even if only a monthly

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Administrators

Five Key SEL Roles in Your District

If you’re thinking about making your first (or next) SEL hire, there are several decisions to make across compensation, reporting structure, and timing. But first, you need to gain clarity on the job(s) you are hiring for, the responsibilities of the role, and the skillsets you are looking for in candidates. Panaroma Education has put

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Administrators

Free SEL Resources from ASCD

According to research by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, social-emotional learning helps young people to be “twice as likely to attain a college degree in early adulthood; 54% more likely to earn a high school diploma; and 46% more likely to have a full-time job at the age of 25.” ASCD has collected useful resources

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Educators

Suzanne Nagata Brings Mindfulness to Teaching

“The social-emotional part I feel is kind of the foundation of our school. Everything we do, everyone who works here understands that. Those social-emotional skills of being able to find how we interact with people and understanding ourselves and understanding the cultural context of each other… Our school does a lot of meditation. I do

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