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Each week, we highlight one of the core CASEL competencies and a sub-competency. Today, we’re diving into one of CASEL’s core competencies, relationship skills, and a lesson that focuses on empathy. Let’s dive in!  Now more than ever, empathy is an important relationship skill for both children and adults to possess. The following lesson, Empathy in Action, can […]

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Each week, we highlight one of the core CASEL competencies and a sub-competency. Today, we’re diving into one of CASEL’s core competencies, self-management, and an activity that focuses on identifying common stressors. Let’s dive in!  Take five minutes this week to explore stress and anxiety and encourage students to identify common stressors they might be experiencing right now. To see a […]

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Each week, we highlight one of the core CASEL competencies and a sub-competency. Today, we’re diving into one of CASEL’s core competencies, relationship skills, and a song that focuses on social engagement and solving conflict. Let’s dig in!  Take five minutes this week to explore conflict and some simple strategies for students to use to work through conflict at home. To see […]

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Each week, we highlight one of the core CASEL competencies and a sub-competency. Today, we’re diving into one of CASEL’s core competencies, self-awareness, and a song that focuses on juggling several feelings at once. Let’s dig in!  Take five minutes this week to explore self-awareness and the many feelings students might be experiencing right now.  Keep Juggling Your […]

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How two Excellent Educators are Reaching and Teaching By: Kristin Clark Taylor Bright Rays of Sunshine Solar Preparatory School for Girls, in Dallas, Texas, is beautifully — and aptly – named: The sun shines brightly there. Maria Marin, who teaches music and theater at the school, and Valiza Cameron-Patterson, the school counselor, shine their bright […]

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QuaverSEL

Each week on the QuaverSEL Blog, we highlight one of the core CASEL competencies or Quaver SEL Plus competency. Today, we’re diving into one of QuaverSEL’s SEL Plus competencies, disappointment, and an activity that addresses how to handle disappointment.  Quaver’s SEL Plus competencies highlight important topics not addressed by CASEL. Let’s dig in!  In light […]

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