Yippie! One More Set of Standards for Schools


Read “States to Partner on Social-Emotional Learning Standards”.  Excerpt:

In a step that organizers call a “critical moment for the movement,” eight states will work together to create social-emotional learning standards and plans to encourage schools to embrace teaching students about the growing field.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, which is also known as CASEL, announced the joint effort last month and will assist the states through consultation with its own staff and a panel of experts.

Read more here:  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/08/24/states-to-partner-on-social-emotional-learning-standards.html?r=2098217414&cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2-RM&preview=1&user_acl=0

Find CASEL resources  here:  http://www.casel.org/

About Compassion: The Science Behind The Profound Power Of Holding Hands


Consider this for your traumatized students  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/power-of-holding-hands_us_57435a8be4b00e09e89fc162?sr_source=lift_facebook

Goal of Asian Schooling: Happy Children


Really?  Does this align with our stereotypes of Asian education?  Read the story “High hopes for happy learning” at http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/High-hopes-for-happy-learning-30281985.html

How Should Students’ Emotional State Impact Lesson Planning?


Students who experienced trauma and fear need special attention in school, which may be the only place of safety for them.  Read more in the article  To Reach Struggling Students, Schools Need to Be More ‘Trauma-Sensitive  at http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2016/02/17/author-to-reach-struggling-students-schools-need.html?cmp=eml-eb-popweek+02262016


Important Consideration in Serving ELs: Trauma


How trauma can impact academic performance is important for teachers to consider.  Read more in “Trauma can affect academic performance, study finds” at http://www.smartbrief.com/s/2016/01/trauma-can-affect-academic-performance-study-finds-0 to learn important information


The Impact of Discrimination on the Early Schooling Experiences of Children from Immigrant Families


What an important topic that teachers must consider in a culturally responsive school:  http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/impact-discrimination-early-schooling-experiences-children-immigrant-families

How Trauma Affects Our K-12 Learners


Read more in “Everyday Trauma in our Communities: A Critical Mental Health Issue – A Public Health Crisis”


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