School Culture and Climate

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 Description:  …

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Lady Liberty

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 Description:  “A global pandemic …

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Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out

Summary:  This report looks at 25 top SEL programs to identify and summarize key features and attributes of programming for elementary-age children, addressing the need for detailed information about SEL curricula and implementation to help schools and OST providers make informed decisions. Source:  Stephanie Jones et al, Harvard Graduate School of Education, May 2, 2017 …

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The Essential Traits of a Positive School Climate

Summary:  This article, aimed at school principals, names four essential characteristics of a positive school climate.  These are strong relationships, academic expectations coupled with strong supports, consistent expectations for behavior, and collection of feedback and adjustments.   Source:  Arianna Prothero, Education Week, October 13, 2020 Description:  “The single most important job of the principal is creating …

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Applying an Equity Lens to Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Summary:  This is a research brief from Penn State University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which looks at the importance of addressing the barrier of equity when helping youth develop social, emotional, and academic competencies.  The article explores barriers and opportunities associated with making sure that all students receive the benefits of social-emotional learning. …

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In Preschools, Sharing and Playtime Look Different Now

Summary:  The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused schools to reimagine some of the most important practices in order to maintain student health and social-distancing.  This article addresses how pre-schools can get creative to provide students with opportunities for playtime and sharing. Source:  Chelsea Sheasley, Edutopia, September 4, 2020 Description:  “What were once best practices in the …

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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 …

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It’s Time to Rethink How Schools Use Data to Implement Social and Emotional Learning

Summary:  This article presents CASEL’s viewpoint on the importance of the use of data when implementing SEL.  Ally Skoog-Hoffman, a research director at CASEL, presents several case studies where school districts have used data to improve and guide their work on SEL. Source:  Ally-Skoog-Hoffman, Education DIVE, September 15, 2020 Description:  “In our work with partner …

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How Education Research Aims to Tackle Racism

Summary:  This article reports on three upcoming studies focusing on the issue of systemic racism in American education.  The three journals will cover different aspects of this issue including outcomes, attitudes, and environments and how students can learn to resist systemic racism. Source:  Matt Zalaznick, District Administration, September 18, 2020 Description:  “A problem as enormous …

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