California SEL Alliance News

Administrators

Almost 2 Million Views for #SELDay 2020

We want to thank any members who participated in last Friday’s SEL Day collaborative social media event intended to gain public awareness of, and support for, SEL and our movement. By the best measure of this first ever and to-be-annual initiative, it was a meaningful success. Final views for the 24 hours of March 27

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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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Online Resources to Support Learning in the Time of COVID-19-Including SEL Links

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, public health officials increasingly agree that “flattening the curve” of infection will likely require months, rather than weeks, of social isolation. Already, 44 million of the nation’s 57 million K-12 students have been affected by school closures. Parents and educators are scrambling to ensure that the essential services

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Coping with Stress of Coronavirus Crisis a Challenge for California’s Students

The mental toll of the coronavirus pandemic is unfolding inside homes throughout California, as students, parents and teachers learn to deal with a new normal of social distancing and remote learning. All of California’s four-year public universities and community colleges have shifted most in-person classes online, and nearly all of the state’s K-12 school districts

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Educators

Book Review: The EQ Intervention by Dr. Adam Sáenz

Dr. Adam Sáenz, author of the new book, The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation Through Social and Emotional Learning, writes that learning emotional intelligence is the key to stopping school violence and a far better alternative than arming teachers. “When students are able to identify and manage their feelings, and when they feel connected

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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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