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School Improvement CASEL SEL
Nov 10. 2020

The CASEL framework for school-wide implementation

Some scenarios of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) implementation for you:

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Nov 02. 2020

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Why is it important?

So the new superintendent is instigating a brand new program to support social and emotional learning in all the schools across the district, but why?

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Students SEL
Oct 19. 2020

Student voice: our answer?

Yesterday I had a conversation with a seven year old student to gain her views about all things school and life related. This started with asking simple questions such as what ...

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Equity Teachers and Teaching
Oct 12. 2020

Equity in the classroom: That's not fair!

As an educator how many times have you heard ‘it’s not fair/that’s not fair’ in your classroom.  A student complaining that it feels like things are not fair can be very ...

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Covid-19 Involvement and Engagement
Oct 06. 2020

School life with COVID-19: A piece of paper and time

This week has been tough, about a third of the staff were out ill, some of these were virus related. I had recess duty in the yard with third grade, I thought this would be ...

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Mental Health Covid-19
Sep 30. 2020

School life with COVID-19: Beyond tired

So school has only been back with children for twelve days and I am so tired. I work in school three days a week, here at Satchel one day a week, so I have the luxury of a ...

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Sep 23. 2020

School life with COVID-19: Is hand hygiene a learning experience?

Waiting in line seems to be the skill of the moment, we are spending a lot of time in schools practicing with our students. We’ve been back in school about three weeks now and ...

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Students Involvement and Engagement
Aug 20. 2020

Build positive relationships with new students virtually

With schools starting to go back, some in a blended learning style and some only virtually, getting off to the right start with building positive relationships will be even ...

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