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Middle school/Junior high school

Middle/junior high school refers to education across grades 6 through 8.

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Educator reflections on distance learning during COVID-19Educator reflections on distance learning during COVID-19

We spoke with two teachers at the beginning of school closures and again at the end of the school year to learn about their adjustment to distance learning.
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What can parents do to prevent and address school bullying?What can parents do to prevent and address school bullying?

Dr. Carl Sumi is an expert in student behavioral research and interventions. This is Dr. Sumi’s advice for parents who suspect their child may be experiencing bullying in school. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful  resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for ...
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5 “T” strategies for promoting student mental health5 "T" strategies for promoting student mental health

Three and a half minute animated video describing ways that teachers can incorporate mental health practices into everyday classroom activities. Adapted from our How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 Ts blog.
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How to incorporate social-emotional learning into instructionHow to incorporate social-emotional learning into instruction

Three-minute animated video with tips for classroom teachers. Content adapted from our blog post, How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 T’s.
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Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SELStrategies for bringing an equity lens to SEL

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 ...
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Criteria for selecting a social-emotional programCriteria for selecting a social-emotional program

Standalone SEL programs or curricula build students’ social-emotional skills separately from main instructional time. To implement standalone SEL programs, typically teachers or other qualified school staff members, such as counselors or school social workers, receive training in the curriculum and allot time during the school day to teach a series ...
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Strategies for incorporating SEL into instructionStrategies for incorporating SEL into instruction

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 ...
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