Trauma in any form affects people physically, emotionally, and mentally. Sometimes, a trauma is so severe, it requires special intervention. Complex Developmental Trauma takes place…
When we are intentional about including SEL in our interactions as well as our instruction, we can better support student growth. By being intentional about how we approach SEL, we’re able to weave those “gut check” moments into our routines.
One of the goals of this blog is to help equip you – the reader – with tools that can help you engage students’ social-emotional…
Whether we want to admit it or not, grading is a powerful influencer on emotional wellness. The letter or number on top of an assignment communicates more than performance; to many students, the grade on an assignment communicates value. Standards based grading is a system which allows us to proactively change our grading to promote positive academic and emotional mindsets in students.
There is no “official” SEL curriculum. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be taught. SEL can be worked into any activity or lesson you teach by looking at what skills you want students to develop through their participation.
The book Becoming the Educator They Need (Robert Jackson, ASCD) has fantastic nuggets you will need to continue your success thus far in the school year. Particularly, chapters three and four dig into developing mindsets of culturally responsive educators and challenges readers to apply that mindset to build strong relationships with students and other staff members. These mindsets are critical if we want to identify and address bias in our own lives.