Category Archives: Social Emotional Learning

Valuing the ‘Non-Cognitive Dimensions’ of Students

In January, College Board President David Coleman shared a vision for making sure more low-income students are allowed to take part in higher education. The video is linked here and you can hear Coleman outline this effort as part of … Continue reading

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SEL and Common Core Instruction

At Sustaining Momentum, CASEL’s Cross-Districts Learning Event in Nashville, Tennessee, educational leaders learned how Washoe is integrating Social Emotional Learning with Common Core instruction. The following PowerPoint was shared as well as Washoe’s SEL Standards Matrix and the Instructional Practice … Continue reading

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What is Social and Emotional Learning? (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) describes the ways in which children and adults develop skills for life effectiveness. It has been a point of emphasis within the ELA/literacy Common Core rollout and part of the Core Task Project and Core … Continue reading

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The Effects of “Praise” (and the Implications for CCSS)

In September, schools leaders engaged in a close reading of work by Carol Dweck (exemplar here) describing “fixed mindsets” and “growth mindsets.” The following video demonstrates how praising 5th graders for their intelligence versus their effort leads to the two … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Professional Development ‘Sessions’

Washoe’s elementary teachers worked through a number of Common Core sessions as part of the district’s professional development launch. The sessions, all of which can be accessed on Edmodo (group link here) include content to connect to CCSS in the … Continue reading

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Social Emotional Learning and CTP Final Session

The last session of Social Emotional Learning and Core Task Project concluded with participants outlining specific SEL skills that fit well with the close reading strategy. Educators will be sharing an addendum to the close reading exemplars that includes before, … Continue reading

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Social Emotional Learning and the CCSS Day 2

Day Two of the Social Emotional Learning and Core Task Project experiment concluded with participants reviewing the anchor standards for SEL and reading an article on grit by Thomas Hoerr. K-6 teachers studied several close reading exemplars before building a … Continue reading

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