Archive: Twenty First Century Education

SEL Intro #8 Responsible Decision Making

This is the eighth and final in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #8. Search our archive for the first seven! What’s the Difference Between Self Management and Responsible Decision Making? Responsible Decision Making sounds quite a bit like a previous topic in this series: Self Management. But it is really quite different. According to the Collaborative for …

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Fan of EDMO Margot Segal, Parent & CMO

How long have I been a fan of EDMO? It all started back in 2005, the summer before my 5-year old twins were starting Kindergarten at Neil Cummins Elementary in Corte Madera. I was always a planner so, when I heard through the parent grapevine that Neil Cummins was hosting a summer camp, I got on board thinking it was …

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SEL Intro #7: Relationship Skills

This is the seventh in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #7. Check back weekly or search our archive for more! What Are Relationship Skills? It sounds pretty basic, right? But the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning  (CASEL) has a list to make this even easier to grasp. They include relationship skills as one of their five …

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John Oliver: SEL Matters!

In this episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver explained why SEL matters when he took a light hearted look at the serious threat of automation to the workforce. The keys to career and life success are social intelligence and the abilities to think critically and creatively, he pointed out, as machines that do things faster and cheaper are becoming …

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SEL Intro #6: Social Awareness

This is the sixth in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #6. Check back weekly or search our archive for more! What Is Social Awareness? The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning  (CASEL) includes social awareness as one of its five core competencies that promote “intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence.”  In other words, it is one of the …

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Megan Killoran: Eight Summers at EDMO!

When I first found out I was responsible for writing a blog this month, I was stumped! As the Operations Director, I focus on things like logistics and programming…those physical things that keep us going day to day. As for the creative writing, I prefer to leave that up to our brilliant marketing department. However, as I sat down to …

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