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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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To The Moon! Science For Kids

Let’s Go To The Moon! You’ve probably heard that NASA has a program to send astronauts to the moon again. It is, not too surprisingly, named Artemis. She is the Greek god Apollo’s twin sister and goddess of the moon. He (the brother) was the namesake of the original NASA manned moon program, which put a series of men on the …

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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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Books For Back To School!

It’s that time again – back to school! The sun is hot, the grass is dry, the kids might (or might not) be bored.  So, once you’ve visited all the interactive museums nearby, some quiet reading time might be just the thing. Reading books about school experiences is one more way to help kids transition into the classroom at summer’s end. …

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