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Communities

Support Classroom SEL Projects through SEL4CA’s New Giving Page

You, and those around you, now have the opportunity to support social-emotional learning at the classroom level directly through our new DonorsChoose Giving Page. Our page currently lists six projects featuring requests ranging from kids’ yoga mats to professional development fees. Donate if you can. More importantly, share this page with your community so that

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Administrators

Brené Brown and Marc Brackett On Emotional Intelligence During A Pandemic, Podcast

Emotions are running high among parents and students alike as we enter our second month of quarantine. As universities make provisions for continued remote learning and offices for remote work throughout the summer in an effort to combat the global coronavirus pandemic, managing emotions may grow especially difficult in such anxiety-provoking and uncertain times. There’s

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The Return: How Should Education Leaders Prepare for Reentry and Beyond?

Chiefs for Change and Johns Hopkins School of Education says that all reopening plans should begin with two goals in mind. First, the physical school environments should embody public health guidelines to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak and additional closures. Such planning will likely include not only significant changes to physical spaces, transportation plans, and calendar

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FREE SURVEYS to Gather Comprehensive Feedback on Distance Learning

Student Voice: Gather critical information from students on the distance learning environment, well-being, internet access, and daily habits, including amount of time spent learning or completing course work. Teacher, Staff, and Administrator Feedback: Understand and support teacher and staff well-being, in addition to developing capacity to support students’ social-emotional and instructional needs while off-campus. Family

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Administrators

Kaiser Permanente: How to Talk About Mental Health with a Child

Right now is a crucial time to check in on the mental health of the young people in our lives. It’s important for young people to hear that anxiety, stress, and negative emotions are completely normal — particularly in times of crisis. They also need to hear that there’s always hope. In fact, just one

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Administrators

Family Therapist, Social Workers Continue to Support Students at Delano Unified

Life can be difficult enough under normal circumstances. Now, in the current public health crisis, the challenges for parents, guardians and caregivers can seem overwhelming, and children have worries and anxieties like nothing they have ever experienced. Fortunately, Delano Union School District continues to provide social-emotional and mental health support services for students and families.

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California Schools’ Devastating Cuts Could Mean 15% Less Per Student

Schools across California face a devastating fiscal future, with a loss in revenue of $1,400 per student — or more, state education experts said Tuesday.  The role of schools in getting through the pandemic is critical and they should be a priority in federal stimulus funds, said Myong Leigh, San Francisco Unified deputy superintendent of

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Administrators

Three Antelope Valley Schools Recognized for Delivering SEL Curriculum to Every Student

The American School Counselor Association named David G. Millen Law and Government Magnet Academy, SAGE Middle School Academy and Shadow Hills Engineering and Design Magnet Academy as Recognized ASCA Model Programs, or RAMP. The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program. The association awards honorees for aligning their

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