Social and Emotional Learning
Let's Learn Through Play
When children play, they are learning. Although the lesson plans may look a little different, the lessons learned through play are imperative and long lasting. Explore strategies that encourage play, improve social skills, and ignite creativity while addressing the critical areas of reading instruction.
What Learners Need Now : A Classroom Oasis with the C.A.R.E. Approach
What do learners need now? They need a welcoming oasis to provide relief during difficult times. A classroom oasis is a space that promotes safety, sustenance, refuge, and calm so that students grow socially, emotionally, and academically. The oasis is our compass and the CARE Approach is our map.
Hispanic Heritage Month: 4 Ideas to Explore Centuries-Old Hispanic American History and Culture with Your Students
How do you honor the long history of contributions that Hispanic communities have made to the United States during Hispanic Heritage Month? This year, let's focus on helping our students understand the long-standing impact that Hispanic communities have had on our nation. Dr. Aradhana Mudambi outlines 4 ideas to explore Hispanic American history and culture with your students.
Redefining Trauma-Informed Care
The trauma we all faced during COVID-19 has been a shared, albeit different, experience for each of us. Restorative practitioner Steve Fiedeldey outlines actionable steps to help you and your students process trauma, bear witness to our collective and individual struggles, and develop a collective community of care this school year.
Creating an Affirming Space in the Classroom for LGBTQIA+ Students
When space that is dedicated to learning is intentionally welcoming, students, teachers, and communities thrive. Whether a student you know shares with you that they identify as Trans, Lesbian, Queer, or is coming to terms with their sexual or gender identity, your classroom can and should be a place of safety and affirmation. As an educator, you can make a big difference. Let's get started!