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  • Using Social Stories to Establish New Routines
    Online Learning

    Using Social Stories to Establish New Routines

    Orienting very young students to virtual learning can be a challenge—a social story that clearly lays out norms and expectations can help.
  • Getting in Tune to Soothe the Nervous System
    Resilience and Grit

    Getting in Tune to Soothe the Nervous System

    Singing or humming can be a simple way to get the whole classroom recentered when things are out of hand.
  • Showing a Path to the Future Through Role Models
    Social and Emotional Learning

    Showing a Path to the Future Through Role Models

    Research shows that when organizations hire staff that reflects the demographics of the children they serve, it can have a powerful impact.
  • Celebrating Cultural Identity Through the Arts
    Arts Integration

    Celebrating Cultural Identity Through the Arts

    When afterschool program Ballet Folklorico teaches kids traditional Mexican dance, they build not only social and emotional skills, but also community.
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  • How to Strengthen Relationships with Older Students Online
    Social and Emotional Learning

    How to Strengthen Relationships With Older Students Online

    During remote instruction, finding authentic moments of connection can be challenging, especially with middle and high school students. Here are five ways to strengthen relationships in virtual settings.
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    Teaching Strategies

    6 Exercises to Get to Know Your Students Better—and Increase Their Engagement

    Celebrating your middle and high school students' unique identities can bolster connections and improve performance in school.
  • Research-Backed Strategies for Better Classroom Management
    Classroom Management

    Research-Backed Strategies for Better Classroom Management

    When students act out in class, it can be challenging to find positive ways to address their behavior. Here’s what the research suggests works best.
  • Helping Students Read the Emotions Behind Masks
    Character Education

    Helping Students Read Emotions Behind Masks

    Teaching young students to tune in to facial expressions—even when partially obscured by a mask—can support the development of emotional literacy skills.

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