Archive: Educational Research

Paws in the Classroom: Therapy Dogs Help with Social Emotional Learning

Notice a wagging tail disappear around the corner in the hall of your children’s school? Therapy dogs help with Social Emotional Learning in schools these days. What’s that all about? Read on for more… What’s a Therapy Dog? Therapy dogs are furry companions who are trained to help comfort people in a facility setting like a hospital, nursing home, library …

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How Can We Inspire Makers for the 21st-Century World?

By Guest Blogger Eduardo Caballero Eduardo Caballero is co-founder and co-executive director of Camp EDMO, where they inspire makers every day. A version of this blog post was  originally posted on Education Week’s Global Learning Blog, July 25 2019. The process of using collaborative, multidisciplinary, project-based learning to support academic curiosity, personal expression, and social-emotional growth is called Maker education (“making”). At …

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SEL Intro #4: Self Awareness

This is the fourth in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #4. Check back weekly or search our archive for more! What Is Self Awareness? The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning  (CASEL) includes self awareness as one of its five core competencies for “promoting interpersonal and cognitive competence”. Promoting interpersonal and cognitive competence is basically another way of saying …

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SEL Intro #3: How Do We Teach Social Emotional Learning?

This is the third in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #3. Check back weekly or search our archive for more! What ? Teaching SEL is no easy matter. There are plenty of lessons and games out on the Internet that claim to teach SEL, but it takes more than curriculum to do it well. As seen in …

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SEL Intro #2: What’s the Science Behind Social Emotional Learning?

This is the second in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #2. Check back weekly or search our archive for more! Where? Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is big news lately! It’s also almost certainly coming to a school, camp or after school program near you, if it isn’t there already. One of the reasons that SEL is so …

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SEL Intro #1: What is Social Emotional Learning?

  This is the first in a series of informational blog posts: SEL Intro #1 – #10. Check back weekly or search our archive for more! Where? You’ve probably heard about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) recently. It is a topic in education that’s becoming increasingly popular in schools around the country. Similarly, SEL is showing up in kids’ programs like …

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