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Educator Engagement: SEL for Adults

Generally speaking, student engagement is the main focus for most schools and districts. We make dedicated plans for helping students feel connected to school so they can grow and thrive. Parent engagement is also a key focus, as it is linked with students’ better behavior and school performance. But, we often overlook the importance of…


Growing Through Struggle

It’s March, historically one of the most challenging months in the entire teaching year. It’s March, in one of the toughest years in education for many people. It’s March, the second anniversary of the pandemic that upended most people’s lives in some way, shape, or form. Who else feels like they’re just hanging on by…


Social-Emotional Learning at Home and School

As schools adopt SEL curriculum, it is vital that this learning doesn’t occur in a vacuum. For students to develop lasting social-emotional skills, schools must do their best to provide parents and guardians with the information, language, and tools they need to continue learning at home.  Recently, three members of the Thriving YOUniversity team sat…


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 range of outcomes tied to academic achievement and social adjustment, including classroom behavior, discipline, self-control, and…


 

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