Posts Tagged: social and emotional learning
Five resources to support teaching social skills like we teach academic content.
-by Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.D., Director of Professional Learning and Community Engagement. FTeaching students to be well-regulated, good human beings is as important as content mastery. Here are five resources that might help educators integrating social skills instruction into their practice. Milwaukee Public School’s Social and Academic Instructional Group Curriculum Milwaukee Public Schools has develop a […]
When a school listens to the kids….and means it.
I’m grateful for the bravery of the teachers who sought their students’ candid feedback, listened to what their students said, and reflected on this conversation so powerfully. Building strong relationships with students means being vulnerable to our students and giving them a space to speak their truth. When a school listens to the kids—and means it—the likely result are systems, data, and practices that support all learners.
What does an environmentally based school look like?
-by Frank Dipietrapaul, Farm to School Coordinator at CITY Center for Collaborative Learning Imagine attending a school located on a farm from a young age. A school centered on environmental stewardship and a connection to the earth seems like a fairy tale, doesn’t it? Yet, some of the most pressing issues facing the world today […]
Build relationships first
by Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.D., Director of Professional Learning and Community Engagement Build relationships first. All the rest can come next. In most elementary schools, students spend almost all of their day with one teacher. Recently, some schools have tried different ways to organize learning time. One idea has been to group students in “specialized” classrooms […]