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SEL in the News

NOTICE:  You can submit news articles and announcements for posting to News articles,  journal pieces, and original thoughts are now being posted on our Twitter feed on the right side of the home page. @SEL4CA is our handle there,

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SEL Impact is Long-Term and Global

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students

National Survey: School Principals Support SEL and Want Help with Implementation

A Chicago Principal on Turning Around a Low-Performing School

Can Kindness Be Taught?

This is the one skill your child needs for the jobs of the future

Social-Emotional Learning: Why It Matters and How to Foster It

‘Rocket Fuel’: How Schools Can Create a Positive, SEL-friendly School Culture

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Submit Your SEL/Character Building Practices

Social emotional learning (SEL) and character building have long been at the core of school and community based expanded learning programs. For many of us, this work was  instinctual. However, recent research has confirmed the importance of this work in promoting learning and healthy development and called on programs to be more intentional in their program design and practices. 

Temescal Associates and the Expanded Learning 360°/365 project has framed the work of  SEL and character building in three areas: We Are, We Belong, We Can.

We are putting together a briefing paper to capture actual program practices that are being used to promote social emotional learning and character building. We invite you to submit and share program practices for this paper. If your practice is selected, your program will be highlighted in our briefing paper as well as on our website. To learn more and to submit your practice, click HERE:

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