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Maintaining wellness in crisis

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Helping kids stay busy, stimulated, and positive while creating an environment that allows them to feel safe and protected can be challenging. A team of child trauma experts at Child Trends have listed several recommendations for supporting the emotional well-being of children during high stress periods. They highlight “3 R’s” for parents to use as … Continue reading Maintaining wellness in crisis

Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SEL

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Social-emotional learning (SEL) programs are more likely to be successful with all students when they are grounded in strategies that promote equity. Equity means ‘leveling the playing field’ and creating a culture where all students feel fully included, respected, represented, and valued. Here are a few strategies that start in the classroom. Content excerpted from … Continue reading Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SEL

Strategies for incorporating SEL into instruction

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

One approach to teaching social-emotional skills in the classroom is to integrate SEL into everyday academic instruction. Rather than teach social-emotional skills independently of academic skills, many teachers and administrators are trying to implement SEL throughout the school day. Here are several useful strategies identified in these resources that teachers can use to incorporate SEL … Continue reading Strategies for incorporating SEL into instruction

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support pyramid

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

MTSS stands for multi-tiered systems of support. It is a framework to provide academic and behavioral supports for all students based on their individual needs. Because different students have different strengths and needs, tailored levels of support are more likely to help them succeed in school. Content excerpted from our blog post, Multi-tiered frameworks: Understanding … Continue reading Multi-Tiered Systems of Support pyramid

5 T’s for Mental Health Education in Schools infographic

Authors : Kate Borelli

We’ve identified 5 “T” strategies for states, districts, and schools to consider as their educators join the movement to promote and support student mental health: talking, training, teaching, tools, and taking care. Content excerpted from our blog post, How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 T’s.

Nervous about school starting? You got this!

Authors : Kate Borelli

It’s a new school year! Take good care of yourself first. Eat breakfast, meditate for 10 minutes, breathe. Connect with somebody. Say hello to the person in the next seat or passing you in the hallway. We’re all having this day; let’s do it together!