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When Schools Reopen, Let’s End Racism, Unconscious Bias in the Classroom | Opinion

by Maurice J. Elias and Larry Leverett It is beyond dispute that unconscious bias and overt racism remain embedded in the U.S. education system. It is equally clear that healing must begin from within. Recent statements by millions of Americans, in favor of the Black Lives Matter movement and its message, demonstrate a nationwide shift …

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Facilitating Dialogue About the Coronavirus Among Students

by Lauren Fullmer, Ed.D., Summit NJ Public Schools and Academy for SEL in Schools When students turn on the TV, they see increasing numbers of deaths and cases of people infected. Walking through the grocery store, they see empty shelves and desolate aisles. Their parents tell them that they can no longer attend basketball practice …

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P-E-A-C-E: The Acronym

  by Ed DeRoche, Director, Character Education Resource Center University of San Diego   In the Center’s July newsletter, we described 25 Steps on becoming a culturally response teacher. Several responses and questions helped me develop the content for this blog. A few respondents believed that “civility is on the decline “and one teacher wrote: …

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The Essence of Character: Strengths, Skills, Habits

  by Ed DeRoche, Director, Character Education Resource Center, SOLES. USD  “Habits we train are habits we gain!” (author unknown)   In March, the Center sponsored a full day character education program offered by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. It was terrific—all you have to do is ask the 79 teachers who attended. During …

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Are People Looking Scary to You Lately? (A Story to Allay Children’s Fears)

by Susan Colacello Halloween is a fun time.  We get to dress up as our favorite character, put on costumes and sometimes even wear masks.  Sometimes those masks are meant to be scary, to make us look like a werewolf or monster.  But, it’s not Halloween and there are lots of scary masks and costumes …

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On Motivation

ON MOTIVATION by Ed DeRoche,, Director, Character Education Resource Center, SOLES. USD As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.      – Katharine Hepburn As you read in my February blog, Kendall C. Bronk, an associate professor of developmental psychology at Claremont Graduate University in California, …

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