California SEL Alliance News

Communities

New Members – August 2019

This month, the Alliance welcomes the following new members: Abby Wills – Program Director, Shanti Generation/Beam, La Canada, CA Angel Silva – Assistant Principal, Pacifica HS, Oxnard, CA Katrina Rivers – Founder and Creative Director of Free From the Box, Los Angeles Kay Gallin – Event Coordinator, Los Angeles Michael Fauteux – Cofounder and CEO,

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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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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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Communities

New Members – July 2019

This month, the Alliance welcomes the following new members: Mark Drewes, Project Specialist, Sacramento County Office of Education Samantha Wilke, SEL Provder, HeronBridge College,Zambia Allison Haynes, Administrator, Riverside County Office of Education Angela Der Ramos, teacher, Alisal Union School District, Salinad, CA. Roderick Cochran, Restorative Justice Practitioner, AWAKE Foundation, Fresno Melissa Tramel, Specialist, CUSD, Carpenteria,

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