California SEL Alliance News

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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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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