William Trusheim, Ed.D. (Facilitator)

Here Are 3 Top SEL Strategies That Can Help Improve Student Engagement Right Now

Summary: The authors identify the importance of student engagement particularly in a time of remote or hybrid learning. They identify three elements of student engagement: [1] connected, safe, and welcomed; [2] choice, voice, and agency in their learning; and [3]connected learning. They go on to provide strategies for each of these key elements. Source: Alex Kajitani, Tom …

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How to Help High School Students Develop Empathy

Summary: This article presents eight strategies that will help to develop empathy in high school students. These suggestions include expressing one’s feelings, really listening to one another, occupying characters from books, reacting to movies, among others. Empathy is certainly needed in our present word and these strategies can help students become more empathetic. Source: Maurice …

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How to Embed SEL Into Your Instruction

Summary: This article focuses on the WHY behind social emotional learning and the importance of embedding these skills in the classroom. The author cites the importance of providing students with opportunities to practice and cultivate these skills and to reflect on their importance. The author also suggests strategies for practicing the five SEL domains. These …

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Integrating Social and Emotional Learning in English Language Arts

Summary: This article makes suggestions as to how the arts can bring social emotional learning (SEL) to ELA classes. The author provides some examples using drama, dance, music, and visual arts that promote SEL in language arts classes. Making an effort to use these strategies promotes creativity and allows students different ways to express their …

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Data: What We Know About Student Mental Health and the Pandemic

Summary: This article presents the results of a JED Foundation Survey as well as an Ed Week survey looking at the mental health issues that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. The issue of student mental health is critical when considering reopening schools and this survey data shows the many ways that it can affect …

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The Pandemic Will Affect Students’ Mental Health for Years to Come. How Schools Can Help

Summary: The author talks about the importance of understanding the stress that the pandemic has brought over the past year and how this will impact students (and teachers) over the long term. She makes the point that dealing with stress and anxiety is an important consideration. Some of children’s reactions to the pandemic may include …

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Students Need Emotional Support When Returning to School in Person. Here’s How

Summary: This article provides six ways for schools to prioritize Social-Emotional Learning when returning to school. These suggestions include mixing predictability and novelty, dealing with misbehavior in an understanding way, building students’ sense of competency, making connections, addressing students differing needs, and providing a safety net so no student falls through the cracks. Source: Phyllis …

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When School Goes Remote, Many LGBTQ Students Lose a Safe Space

Summary: Remote learning have proven to be particularly challenging for many LGBTQ students because of the loss of support that they feel being in school. School can provide a community of support for these students where they feel they have a place to express themselves. They also miss the feeling of support from their LGBTQ …

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Connecting SEL and Equity in Hybrid Learning Classrooms

Summary: This article focuses on building equity using SEL practices in hybrid learning situations. The author provides four strategies that will help to promote equity. These include building relationships with and among students, facilitating critical conversations, creating a supportive classroom climate, and enhancing students’ self-awareness. Source: Chenita Evans, Edutopia, April 1, 2021 Description: “Equitable practices …

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Q&A: Meeting the Needs of Students of Color in a Time of Collective Trauma

Summary: This article is an interview with Janine Jones of the University of Washington talking about ways in which schools can meet the needs of students of color who may be experiencing the pandemic and the issues of systemic racism differently than their white counterparts. She talks about micro-aggressions in the classroom as well as …

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