Archive: Educational Research

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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Why Should Art & Science Intersect? Creativity!

Ever wonder why at Camp EDMO™, our  Science, Technology & Nature themed camp sessions all  include maker projects that fuse collaborative design challenges with art and individual expression? The point of our programs is to spark kids’ curiosity, stretch their creativity, strengthen their collaboration skills and inspire self-reflection. But also, along the way they experience interconnectedness with each other and …

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How To Stop Summer Slide

Summer slide…sadly, it’s not a shiny yellow piece of plastic you roll out in the backyard and spray with a hose. Instead, this fun sounding title refers to the not fun at all loss of last school year’s learning as it slips away from students during their summer break from school. Or, according to Edsurge, “academic regression experienced by students over …

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Equality Focus: Bridging the Gap

It’s a sad state of affairs, but not all schools have the same amount of recreation, physical education, science classes, high quality textbooks and even trained instructors. An under resourced school that doesn’t have these things may also not have enough materials for art projects, any professional development for teachers and staff, or even food for snacks and lunch for …

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