A Thin Line in SEL Facilitation

I have long been a practitioner of social emotional learning (before it was called SEL) in my high school social studies classroom and implicitly facilitated the development of these skills. By...

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Being Called In

I’ve worn glasses since the third grade. I have sat in an optometrist’s chair 37 times and been asked, “Which lens provides the best view: 1 or 2? 2 or 3?” I am amazed at...

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Cognitive Dissonance and Duck Eggs

I drove past a farm with a large sign that read, “DUCK EGGS FOR SALE.” I immediately felt nauseous by the idea of eating a duck egg. Ducks are the cute creatures that I see swimming on...

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Beyond Hugs and High-Fives

Last week, a district administrator shared a question a teacher asked, "So, how do I integrate SEL? Just hug the kids when they are upset? High five them as they walk into the room?"

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