“How do we ensure that schools are warm, welcoming, fair, and effective in the treatment of all students?”
As Education Week recently reported, a new study by the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Columbia University's Teachers College, "The Economic Value of Social and Emotional Learning," found that high-quality, research-validated social and emotional learning programs bring a return of $11 for every $1 invested.
Only rarely does a teachable moment come along that is as powerful as the one we're in right now. Ever since the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, teachers have been encouraging their students to share their feelings and thoughts, discuss, and learn more about what's in and behind the news.
Our first #GivingTuesday was a success, thanks to you!
It was great to see people around the world giving to good causes - and to see the support from OUR community throughout the day. Thank you so much for your contributions and for spreading the word!
Since it's #GivingTuesday, we thought we'd share some of our favorite TeachableMoment lessons with you!
It was supposed to be a top 10 list, but after going around the office to ask staff for their favorites, we ended up with 38 lessons. It was hard, but we managed to get it down to 15! Here they are, in no particular order:
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