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      Building Empathy and Encouraging Better Choices

      Posted by Nicholas Gearing on Thu, Jan 18, 2024

      Name-calling, often seen as harmless teasing, can deeply affect an individual's feelings about themselves and others. While some might say these words are just playful, it's important to understand the impact they can have over time. To wrap up No Name Calling Week, let's explore why it's crucial to raise awareness, be sensitive, and show empathy in our educational settings. 

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      Topics: SEL, student learning, education

      Teacher Self-Care: 5 Tech-Savvy Tips to Keep You Going

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Sep 12, 2023

      Teachers have a demanding job. Teaching is rewarding, but it can also be stressful. That's why, during Self-Care Awareness Month, here are five practical tips for maintaining well-being while using educational technology. 

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      Topics: tips for teachers, SEL, edtech, Self-Care

      Empowering Teachers: Supporting Social-Emotional Learning

      Posted by Christine Hall on Tue, Jul 18, 2023

      Teacher professional development plays a crucial role in fostering the successful implementation of social-emotional learning (SEL) and enhancing student learning outcomes. Educators recognize the vital importance of nurturing the social and emotional well-being of our students, alongside their academic growth. In my experience facilitating a variety of professional developmentsessions and workshops, student well-being inevitably becomes a topic of interest. I want to take this opportunity to share various ways in which well-designed, high-quality teacher PD can provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to implement SEL effectively.Together we can create a nurturing environment that fosters students' social, emotional, and academic development. 

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      Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, SEL, teacher resources, student learning, social-emotional learning, teacher professional development, teacher PD

      Mindfulness in the Classroom

      Posted by Krista Walker on Fri, Mar 11, 2022

      “Just one small thought in the morning can change your whole day.” - Dalai Lama 

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      Topics: SEL, social-emotional learning

      Cultivating Empathy in the Classroom

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Feb 9, 2022

      In the past year cultivating empathy has become a need in every classroom, helping students and teachers navigate the challenges of our ‘new norm.’ We all realize two years in that the growing feelings of isolation, lack of community, and limited interaction have affected how our students engage and develop relationships. As we approach two years of masking, social distancing, hybrid learning, remote learning, and more, how can cultivating and nurturing empathy bring positive results to the classroom and beyond? 

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      Topics: SEL, social-emotional learning

      Technology to Support Social-Emotional Learning

      Posted by Boxlight on Wed, Dec 22, 2021

      Research shows that incorporating social and emotional learning (SEL) in instruction helps students understand and manage emotions, personal challenges and difficulties, and relationships with others. Consistent and dynamic SEL teaches students the skills they need to deal with life in and out of the classroom.  

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      Topics: Education Technology, SEL, social-emotional learning, Podcast

      Building Relationship Skills to Support Social-Emotional Learning

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Mon, Nov 29, 2021

      There has been an increased focus on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in recent years, with teachers working to incorporate strategies to help students recognize and manage their feelings and emotions. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), “SEL can help all young people and adults thrive personally and academically, develop and maintain positive relationships, become lifelong learners, and contribute to a more caring, just world.” 

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      Topics: tips for teachers, SEL, Webinars, social-emotional learning

      Social & Emotional Learning: Key Indicators

      Posted by Boxlight on Mon, Oct 25, 2021

      Research shows that social and emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom helps students understand their emotions, how to deal with personal challenges and difficulties, and teaches them the skills needed to deal with life inside and outside of the classroom. To help teachers integrate SEL, Boxlight has planned a roundtable discussion with educators and industry experts focusing on how to ensure learning environments are supportive and responsive to SEL needs.  

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      Topics: SEL, Webinars, social-emotional learning, Boxlight Virtual Classroom

      Supporting Social-Emotional Learning in Remote and Hybrid Classrooms

      Posted by Krista Walker on Tue, Jan 26, 2021

      The landscapes of our classrooms have undoubtedly been changed this past year. Educators around the globe have been inspiring, demonstrating innovation and creativity in remote and hybrid classrooms. Technology has been at the forefront of lesson planning, design, and delivery allowing teachers to teach and students to learn.

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      Topics: SEL, social-emotional learning

      Social-Emotional Learning at Home

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Jun 16, 2020

      Our children are experiencing a time in history that’s unique to us all. They have had limited connection with their teachers, classmates, and friends. They are seeing and hearing events on the news and in social media that can cause feelings of anxiety and fear. They might not be able to handle or process the emotions that are bubbling up. With more and more time spent on devices, our children – regardless of age – struggle with skills such as cooperation, conflict resolution, managing thoughts, and problem solving. Because of this, fostering social-emotional skills has been a focus in education since at least the 1990s.

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      Topics: SEL, social-emotional learning


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