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Back to School: Focusing on SEL and Our Wellbeing

Back to School: Focusing on SEL and Our Wellbeing

It has been a challenging couple of years for all of us. We’ve all had to adjust in our personal lives as well as professional lives. The routines we had for working, connecting with family and friends, and the many other things we kept ourselves […]

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Education’s Dysfunctional Relationship with Happiness

Education’s Dysfunctional Relationship with Happiness

If you asked parents “What is it that you want for your kids?” You’d have an overwhelmingly common response of: “I just want them to be happy?” While they may add other things like health, a job they love and good relationships, happiness would top […]

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PBL Puts the FUN in FUNdamentals!

PBL Puts the FUN in FUNdamentals!

As you are winding down your school year, it is a great time to think about ways to end the year with exciting and engaging learning for all your students. Deep learning has become a buzzphrase in many school districts and is really not a new type […]

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Empowerment is the “E” in STEM

Empowerment is the “E” in STEM

The acronym “STEM” has been a problem for educators for many reasons. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math led to exclusion of core content like history and literacy, and teachers in many schools placed the responsibility for developing these […]

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Helping Students Build Future-Ready & SEL Skills

Helping Students Build Future-Ready & SEL Skills

To prepare students with the skills that they need to be successful in the future, educators need to implement a variety of activities and digital tools. Students need to develop essential skills including communication, creativity, decision making, […]

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How STEM Can Support Social Emotional Learning

How STEM Can Support Social Emotional Learning

As an educator and STEM advocate, I have always believed that it is important for young people to develop as thinkers, makers, and problem solvers.Those skills are developed quite well in classrooms that support the integration of science, […]

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4 Ways to Help Students Develop SEL Skills

4 Ways to Help Students Develop SEL Skills

During the past school year, it has become increasingly important to focus on the mental health and wellness of our students and ourselves. As educators, it can be a challenge to find balance in our days and it is important that we do so and model […]

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Meeting SEL Through PBL

Meeting SEL Through PBL

When it comes to preparing our students for the future, there are many learning activities and digital tools for us to choose from. However, it can be overwhelming to sort through all of the options to decide which method or digital tool might have […]

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