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SEL and Media Literacy Resources for Election Season

Summary: The Panorama Education team has put together a list of informational resources, articles, and guides to provide support in fostering a civil classroom environment, whether in-person or virtually. There are lists for districts, school leaders, and teachers as well as for families and caregivers.

Source:  The Panorama Education Staff, Panorama Education, October.November 2020




In Schools, Are We Measuring What Matters?

Summary:  In this article, Stephen Merrill interviews Angela Duckworth, author of the best-selling book “Grit”.  In this interview, Duckworth talks about the way student capabilities are measured and how standardized testing can miss the mark by focusing too narrowly on academics without looking at other skills that may be just as important,

Source:  Stephen Merrill, Edutopia, October 16, 2020



The Three Imperatives of Teaching During the Pandemic: An Ethicist Weighs In

Summary:  The premise of this article is to “keep students front and center” during the pandemic.  The author suggest three imperatives in order to make this happen. These include putting student health and safety first, teaching critical thinking, and teaching ethical leadership.

Source:  Ann Gregg Skeet, Education Week, October 25, 2020



Teaching Social-Emotional Skills Amid COVID-19

Summary:  This article is part of a series published in Education Week called “How We Go Back to School.”  This particular article addresses the need for good social-emotional skills in dealing with the challenges of schooling during the current pandemic.  This article focuses on connecting students with caring adults, practicing emotional intelligence, and dealing with sources of trauma and stress.  In each section, there are links to additional articles and resources.

Source:  Arianna Prothero and Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week, September 2, 2020



Tips for Balancing Work and Life While Teaching Remotely

Summary:  This article underscores the importance of self-care for teachers during online instruction. The article offers five tips for retaining life-work balance not only in the classroom, but during online learning whether it is full-time or during a hybrid schedule.

Source:  Madeline Will, Education Week, July 21, 2020



10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home

Summary:  This article offers a series of tips that families can follow to help students keep developing their social-emotional learning.  The author who is founder and CEO of Move This World, acknowledges that social-emotional skills need consistent practice just like learning to dribble a basket ball.  Using this social-distancing time as an opportunity to develop and use social-emotional skills can be very valuable in reducing stress and anxiety while building for the future.

Source:  Sandra Potler LaHayne, EdSurge, April 2, 2020



How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School

Summary:  This article suggests ways that teachers can use to teach social-emotional learning using a variety of resources.  The sense of connection and maintaining relationships are importance resources that support students as they learn to deal with this national health crisis.

Source:  Arianna Prothero, Education Week, March 30, 2020



Teaching SEL: Powering Up Students with Social & Emotional Know-How

Summary:  This article talks about executive functioning and social-emotional learning from the perspective of “ExQ” – a company that has produced a curriculum designed to improve executive functioning and in so doing, also help students acquire SEL skills in the five CASEL domains.

Source:  Sucheta Kamath, Founder & CEO, ExQ®, Education DIVE, March 27, 2020



Schools Are Embracing Mindfulness, But Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect

Summary:  This article reports on schools’ effort to use mindfulness to help student cope and maximize their learning in school.  The authors give examples where schools have implemented mindfulness programs but they also warn about the importance of using quality approaches and provide examples of research on the effectiveness of these practices.

Source:  Anya Kamanetz, Meribah Knight, NPR, February 27, 2020



The Starts and Stumbles of Restorative Justice in Education: Where Do We Go from Here?

Summary:  This policy brief reviews the current state of implementation of Restorative Justice In Education (RJE) and makes several recommendations for schools, researchers, and policy makers.  The authors focus on the importance of a principle-based, comprehensive, and equity-based approach, consideration for the development of contextually sensitive, strategic, and long-term implementation plans and practices, and that follow-up research examines change as a result of the program over a three to five year period of time.

Source:  Gregory, A., & Evans, K.R. (2020). The Starts and Stumbles of Restorative Justice in Education: Where Do We Go from Here? Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center.