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How to Talk to Your Child About Texas School Shooting—Psychologists Advise

Summary:  In this article from Newsweek, Maurice Elias and Linda Reddy offer suggestions as to how parents can help their children cope with the idea of school shootings in the wake of what happened in Uvalde, Texas.  The advice is tailored to parents of both young and older children. Source:  Gerrard Kaonga, Newsweek, May 27. …

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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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Teaching the ‘New’ COVID-19 Social-Emotional Skills

Summary:  This article talks about the importance of continuing to develop and use social-emotional skills even in remote learning situations.  The author makes several recommendations concerning social-emotional learning during the pandemic. Source:  Sarah D. Sparks, Ed Week, September 2, 2020 Description:  “Learning is a social activity, but how can kids learn social skills when they …

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