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Teachers Need Social-Emotional Support, Too: COVID-19 and Educator Trauma

Examples of how some states and districts are supporting teachers – and why it’s important.

Published: October 19, 2021
Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Vision and Culture
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Student-Centered Must Be Human-Centered

If we want systems to be student-centered, they must recognize and celebrate students’ full selves.

Published: September 30, 2021
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
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For Strong Classroom Culture, Educators Need Support Navigating Social-Emotional Learning

To build strong, culturally responsive classrooms, educators need the support of their learning communities.

Published: September 23, 2021
Topics: Education Equity, Social Emotional Learning
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Relationships Matter – For More Reasons Than You Think

Getting to know students means getting to know how they learn – and adapting instruction to include what you’ve learned.

Published: September 13, 2021
Topics: 101, Social Emotional Learning
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Why You Don’t Want a Return to Normal This School Year

Our children have faced unprecedented disruption in their lives and in their learning. They deserve something better than an awkward...

Published: July 8, 2021
Topics: Education Equity, Social Emotional Learning
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Relational Competencies: Building Skills Imperfectly

Dig into relational competencies, one of the four strategies in Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems.

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The Stories You Loved in 2020

What did you love this year? What did you find inspiring? What did you find helpful? We've compiled our top...

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Instructional Loss Does Not Equal Learning Loss

What have Arizona districts and state policymakers been doing to ensure success for all learners, even during a pandemic?

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10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Research confirms that most students tend to respond positively to these 10 core drivers of engagement.

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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Social-Emotional Needs

COVID-19 elevated the importance of social-emotional learning. Now how do we center it in our education systems?

Published: August 4, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Social Emotional Learning
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Imagining Early Learning Alternatives

We asked, “How might stakeholders create dignified and self-affirming early learning experiences for all children?” Here's what KnowledgeWorks and Capita...

Published: April 17, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood, Social Emotional Learning
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Kindness Goes a Long Way in Distance Learning

We're celebrating the KnowledgeWorks learning communities by sharing positive stories of incorporating SEL, positivity and community.

Published: April 14, 2020
Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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Highlighting Research Around Social-Emotional Learning and Teacher Impact on Student Engagement

Research brief highlights positive impacts of programs that effectively address student engagement.

Published: September 5, 2019
Topics: Impact and Improvement, Social Emotional Learning
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Students Deserve to Follow Their Passions – in This North Dakota District, They Can

Students at the Personalized Learning Academy don’t just explore their passions – they discover new ones.

Published: July 16, 2019
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
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Students Learn from People They Love

The research is clear: emotions and connections, both positive and negative, impact a student’s ability to learn.

Published: February 1, 2019
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
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Frequently Asked Questions About Social-Emotional Learning

Social-emotional learning is critical to students’ future success – but what is it, exactly?

Published: January 8, 2019
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
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Four Strategies for the Successful Integration of Social-Emotional Learning and Personalized Learning

An intentional focus on social-emotional learning benefits all learners, no matter their experiences or needs.

Published: January 8, 2019
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
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We Wrote It; You Loved It

See your favorite articles from 2018.

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An Elementary School is Helping Students Gain Social Emotional Skills Through Leadership Internships

One school is North Carolina is offering the benefits of internships to elementary school students, and with great results.

Published: October 22, 2018
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
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These Free Classroom Printables Will Help Introduce and Reinforce Growth Mindset Throughout the School Year

We created a series of three free bulletin board posters to help reinforce growth mindset in your classroom.

Published: September 27, 2018
Topics: Building Capacity, Social Emotional Learning