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SEL Essentials at Mid-Year: How Do We Reconnect, Rebuild, and Begin Again?

January is here, with a host of new (and recurring) challenges. For all of us, the shocking attack and ongoing events in our nation are causing a swirl…

Jan 12, 2021  |  By Peter Brunn & Kristy Rauch
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SEL Essentials: Reimagining Our Discipline Practices

A teacher I work with recently related the following story to me. Over the last few weeks of teaching virtually, she became frustrated with the behavior of one…

Oct 29, 2020  |  By Peter Brunn & Kristy Rauch
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SEL Essentials: Prosocial Skills: Anchors in a Storm

I recently read a quote attributed to Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch watchmaker who helped many Jews escape the Nazis during World War II: “In order to realize…

Sep 14, 2020  |  By Kristy Rauch
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SEL Essentials: We Need To Be Different: Supporting Students Who Are Dealing with Trauma

When I woke up on August 24, I checked Twitter like I normally do. I scrolled through my news feed and was immediately hit with the disturbing video…

Sep 3, 2020  |  By Peter Brunn & Kristy Rauch
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SEL Essentials: What Do We Prioritize? Three SEL Essentials for Beginning the Year

A few weeks ago I sat down with two of the most experienced, trusted, and thoughtful teachers I know. We meet regularly, and they always dazzle me with…

Aug 25, 2020  |  By Peter Brunn & Kristy Rauch
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SEL Essentials: Reimagining our Social and Emotional Learning Priorities

As we prepare for the 2020–21 school year, I’ve been thinking about a refrain from the children’s game hide-and-seek. After counting, the seeker calls out, “Ready or not,…

Aug 25, 2020  |  By Peter Brunn & Kristy Rauch
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