Saturday, November 28, 2020

How Strong Relationships Improve School Outcomes

A Nashville high school striving to close achievement gaps is relying on trauma-informed practices and social and emotional learning—and it’s getting results. George Lucas Educational...

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Phrases like "random acts of kindness" and "pay it forward" have become popular terms in modern society. This could perhaps be best explained by...

SMART Goal Setting With Your Students

With all that is being written now about mindset, it’s an excellent idea to begin school by having our students set positive goals. More and...

Motivating the Unmotivated

Here's an all-too-common scenario: A group of elementary or middle school students is unruly, disrespectful, and underperforming academically and socially in the classroom. They do...

Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

Encouraging student commitment ultimately brings better results than the external motivations of reward or punishment. These seven self-persuasion strategies will get you started. "The fox...

13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills into any class. Summit Preparatory Charter High School in Redwood City, California, uses a variety of activities in the weekly,...

Getting Their Hands Dirty

Experiential learning—like making incense sticks in factory conditions—teaches kids about real social issues. George Lucas Educational Foundation Edutopia wishes to thank Teach for All for helping us discover...

Weekly Circles for Students and Faculty

See what happens when students and faculty participate in regular meetings to build trust and promote deeper learning. George Lucas Educational Foundation At Valor Collegiate Academies,...

Making Students Feel Safe

A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success. George Lucas Educational Foundation Fall-Hamilton Elementary emphasizes social and emotional learning...