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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Five Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe on Social Media

Social media is almost unavoidable today, kids want to connect with their friends at any time. But there is one thing that you shouldn’t overlook and that’s how to keep kids safe on social media. Let’s face it, kids are way more tech savvy then we can even imagine. It’s important that parents are vigilant when it comes to children’s …

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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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