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Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School | Edutopia

Although this list is now a couple of years old, it’s still a great one-stop shop for websites, organizations, articles, planning guides, lesson plans, and other resources dedicated to preventing … Continue reading

August 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers, From a New Teacher | Edutopia

A first-year elementary teacher transformed her classroom with a focus on social and emotional learning… and a little help from Penny the Positivity Penguin. The entire vibe of the classroom … Continue reading

August 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

What is Empathy? #EmpathyDay

June 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Some Vital Neuroscientific Information For the Classroom

Here’s a thought… in planning learning, what if the structure of the lesson was based not on Into, Body, Plenary or some such structure, and instead aimed to achieve that … Continue reading

May 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Finishing Class Strong With Optimistic Closures | Edutopia

The best closing activities use social and emotional practices to reinforce the day’s lessons, so students leave feeling confident – and competent – on their learning journey. Via: Finishing Class … Continue reading

February 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2021 | Edutopia

From reframing our notion of “good” schools to mining the magic of expert teachers, here’s a curated list of must-read research from 2021 from Edutopia. Not surprisingly the main focus … Continue reading

December 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Swimming Against the Tide to Establish Emotional Resilience

Capitalism has at its heart the idea of markets and consumers, of enterprise designed to deliver profit. However, there is a fatal flaw in the capitalist model in that you … Continue reading

October 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Template for Emotional Intelligent Working in a Social Setting

In a social setting, how we conduct ourselves will determine the quality of society we enjoy. Likewise, the culture of a social organisation like a school can support individuals to … Continue reading

September 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Be That Girl

Mutual support is a public good – everyone is enriched and no-one is reduced in stature by it…

August 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Soft Skills Misnomer: Key Skills

For many years the term ‘soft skills’ has been used as a catch all phrase for all those skills that nobody takes primary responsibility for in the curriculum. Unfortunately such … Continue reading

May 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

What the Pandemic Is Doing to Our Brains | The Atlantic

We have been doing this so long, we’re forgetting how to be normal. I’ve started keeping a list of questions, remnants of a past life that I now need a … Continue reading

March 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why Shaming Children to Change Their Behaviour Doesn’t Work

I have a long and detailed memory and can remember the few occasions on which my behaviour brought forth a rebuke from a teacher. Perhaps the most embarrassing occasion was … Continue reading

December 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Social and Emotional Learning for Adults

Elena Aguilar, Transformational Leadership Coach from Oakland, California, suggests lessons which can be taken up by an entire staff or by an individual and are intended to build emotional awareness, self-management, social … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

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