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Building a Culture of Kindness With a Day of Service

March 4, 2020 at 11:26 am | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

>>Girl: How do you say “Welcome” in Spanish?>>Penny: Bienvenidos.>>Irina: In the seven years that we’ve done the Day of Caring, I’ve seen a huge growth in terms of students thinking outside of themselves.>>Girl: You get to experience happiness for helping someone else.>>Irina: At this stage of development, sixth, seventh and eighth grade, putting yourself in

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A Breakthrough in Social and Emotional Learning

December 14, 2019 at 2:16 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

>>Teacher: The swine-flu snake greeting. Morning, Morning, Morning, Morning, Morning.>>Narrator: At Carrithers Middle School, the day begins with goofy games, which are often followed by serious discussions.>>Teacher: We’ve been discussing bullying all week long.>>Narrator: The 20 minutes spent in this daily morning meeting is a critical component of Jefferson County, Kentucky’s, district-wide CARE for Kids

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“A Breakthrough in Social and Emotional Learning”

Building a Schoolwide Culture of Consistency

December 13, 2019 at 5:19 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

>>Class: I am a Concourse Village Scholar, destined for success! Educated by the best teachers on earth!>>Alexa: What we’re doing at our school is we’re all working toward the same goal, we’re all speaking the same language. We’re able to have common conversations across all grade levels, so that it doesn’t matter what class your

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Peer Critique: Creating a Culture of Revision

December 12, 2019 at 11:22 am | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

>>Student: Wait should I clear out this?>>Jodi: I numbered the lines in your tribute poems. When somebody is giving you feedback, they can name the specific line number.>>Student: I like stanza one, because it has really strong figurative language.>>Jessica: Because our students participate in critique protocol, they have the opportunity to really understand what quality

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“Peer Critique: Creating a Culture of Revision”

What is the Social Brain?

December 11, 2019 at 1:16 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

(chattering) – What we think about in the examples that are… (cheering) – Very good job. – Okay. – The power of the social brain has been totally underestimated. It’s a driving force in learning. It’s the gateway to cognition. We have evidence that the social brain is operating to assist learning throughout the lifespan.

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“What is the Social Brain?”

Game-Based Learning Brings the History of Civilization to Life

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>>Jason Darnell: Somewhere down the line learning became not fun. I think somehow kids started coming to school and saying, “I’m not gonna have fun today. I’m going to school.” And the reward of Historia, it’s fun.>>Rick Brennan: Historia is game-based learning. It is a way to take a traditional subject, like social studies, but

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“Game-Based Learning Brings the History of Civilization to Life”

Building Cross-Cultural Connections in Two Languages

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>>Catherine: Johnsy-Haines Elementary School is the only Chicago Public School here in Chinatown. Our demographics is about 82 percent Asian and about 16 percent African-American. Thirty percent of the students are just coming here from China.>>Jeannine: The dual-language program is about bringing the cultures together, so it’s the exchange of two teachers, one Regular Ed

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Selling Social and Emotional Learning: An Interview with Daniel Goleman

December 9, 2019 at 7:16 pm | Articles, Blog | Ruben Talley -

>>Daniel: What we’re calling today social and emotional learning actually has many of its roots back in the ’80s when kids were having lots of problems with things like drugs, unwanted teen pregnancies, drop outs, violence in schools and the federal government mandated programs to prevent these things. There was a war on bullying, there

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“Selling Social and Emotional Learning: An Interview with Daniel Goleman”