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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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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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Books That Support Social Emotional Learning

Reading opens up a huge world of adventure and imagination for kids and adults alike. It is clear that books and reading help develop kids academically, but in recent years a huge focus has been emerging in the literary field around books to help support development of Social Emotional Learning Skills. Now there are a variety of books available with …

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SEL Intro #5: Self Management

This is the fifth in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #5. Check back weekly or search our archive for more! What Is Self Management? The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning  (CASEL) includes self management as one of its five core competencies for building “students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with …

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