The Satchel Pulse Blog | Faith Smith

Teacher Wellbeing
Nov 09. 2021

Leading with kindness

Have you heard the news? Saturday, November 13th is World Kindness Day! We believe a robust systemic social and emotional learning program starts with kindness and empathy. On ...

author: Faith Smith

SEL Teachers and Teaching
Oct 25. 2021

SEL leadership starts with sharing the why

In his 2011 book, "Start with Why", Simon Sinek offers powerful advice for leaders: start any endeavor with “why.” Why are we trying something new? Why do we need to make ...

author: Faith Smith

SEL Teachers and Teaching
Oct 06. 2021

Teaching with empathy: SEL during testing

The first time I truly realized the impact of standardized testing on my students’ emotional health is burned into my memory. I was just finishing a successful testing session: ...

author: Faith Smith

SEL Involvement and Engagement
Sep 28. 2021

3 powerful staff engagement strategies to launch systemic SEL

Few can argue that Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is having a moment in education, and rightly so. Even before the

author: Faith Smith