Maurice Elias

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Tags Social and Emotional Learning
September 26, 2011

Caring emerges from relationships in which people are given the time and space to understand deeply what they are doing and why it matters. And the best way to promote a commitment to an intervention is through conversations about it with people who are going to be involved with implementation...

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Tags Social and Emotional Learning
September 7, 2011

"December 7, 1941 -- a day that will live in infamy." So said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt about the attack on Pearl Harbor. What about Sept. 11, 2001? I propose we call this, "A day leading to a national month of inspiration and gratitude."

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Tags Parent Partnership
August 9, 2011

The new school year is around the corner. We all need to help parents make this a less hassled year than the one just past. My colleagues and I, in our new e-book, ...

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Tags Social and Emotional Learning
July 21, 2011

It's summer time, and July 24 is Parents' Day. So let's break from school-related comments and take a moment to think about how to reduce some family stress and increase family closeness.

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Tags Social and Emotional Learning
June 24, 2011

Many of us working with social, emotional, and character development (SECD) make time for student reflections. But we don't always make time for our own reflections, and we should.

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Tags Social and Emotional Learning
June 13, 2011

Now that we're heading into summer, it's a perfect time to start planning a pledge for your students. I used to be skeptical about the value of pledges by students, particularly around things like harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB). But I have changed my mind. The new school year is...

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Tags Social and Emotional Learning
April 27, 2011

When NCLB is put to rest and the ESEA reauthorization takes its place, what will it say about children's social, emotional and character development?...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
April 4, 2011

Updated 01/2014

How can we determine not only who is a competent leader, but a good leader? Some, like Tom Lickona

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