social emotional learning

Why Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Students’ Learning

Why Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Students’ Learning

| September 12, 2013 | 20 Comments

Mindfulness has the potential to be a very useful component because of its effectiveness in reducing emotional distress and promoting emotional balance, improving attention, and contributing to motivated learning. This book excerpt digs in.

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How Do You Teach Empathy? Harvard Pilots Game Simulation

How Do You Teach Empathy? Harvard Pilots Game Simulation

| May 9, 2013 | 18 Comments

Disruptive students can be a big challenge for teachers in charge of a room full of 30 students. There isn’t always time to get to the bottom of student behavior and in a large class those students can derail learning for everyone. But what if there was a way to help kids stop acting out […]

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

| March 15, 2013 | 22 Comments

Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic survival functions, social and emotional reactions to the world, and creative impulses. Students’ social and emotional reactions to learning are imperative to feeling motivated to learn and to their ability to […]

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7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning

| February 1, 2013 | 31 Comments

Flirck:WoodleyWonderworks Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students’ love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible, it’s difficult to define or pinpoint exactly what they are. But one group is giving it a try. Researchers at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) launched the Innovative Learning Environments project to […]

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Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning

Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning

| January 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

Educators are aware that social problems like poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, violence, and family trauma can affect how students learn when they come to school. Though teaching subjects like math and literacy are the biggest part of their job, in many cases they’re also called on to attend to their students’ emotional health as well, incorporating […]

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How Parents and Schools Can Help Build Kids’ Emotional Strength

How Parents and Schools Can Help Build Kids’ Emotional Strength

| October 12, 2012 | 7 Comments

By Matt Levinson For parents, the pre-teen and teenage years can be overwhelming, disorienting and puzzling. Students encounter the tangled web of changing hormones, shifting social dynamics, entrée into social media, the desire for greater independence as well as the need for emotional safety. Many parents can feel at a loss as to how to […]

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Teaching Social and Emotional Skills in Schools

Teaching Social and Emotional Skills in Schools

| September 20, 2012 | 26 Comments

By Katrina Schwartz More schools are working to change school culture through programs aimed at improving the social and emotional skills of students. The lessons directly teach young people how to interact with one another in positive ways, deal with anger, and solve problems, and new studies show they improve academic performance, too. As more […]

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