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Building Belonging for Adults

As educators, we are all aware of the importance of student belonging -- that it improves academic performance, student motivation, and resilience-- but we often overlook the importance of adult belonging on campus. As with students, when adults feel like they belong,...

Everyday Awe Challenge

This February, we are hosting an Everyday Awe Challenge and we’d love you to participate! The premise is simple: over the 28 days of February, we want participants to look for small moments of awe in their everyday lives, and share those on social media. Additionally,...

Working to Combat Empathy Fatigue

Life is pretty stressful right now. The global pandemic is preparing to enter its third year. Parents, teachers, students, and administrators have felt the strain of trying to navigate shutdowns, virtual/hybrid school, return to school, COVID protocols, and so much...

Bite Size SEL: A Recipe for Long-term Success

According to Harvard’s Kernels of Practice for SEL: Low-Cost, Low-Burden Strategies, social-emotional learning is most effective when delivered in “bite-size” servings, or as Harvard refers to them, “kernels” of SEL: “Kernels have been shown to be effective for a...

Jealousy has been my teacher

I am a jealous person. You wouldn’t know it upon early or even prolonged interaction. Closet envier may be the better description. I veil it rather expertly, kind of like the same way I hide the chocolate chip bag in the vegetable crisper - stealthy, I know. The slope...

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