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Enriching Education: SEL Day 3/11

The third annual SEL Day on March 11, 2022. SEL Day celebrates the growing movement to equip all preK – 12 students with the social and emotional life skills they need to be happy and successful in school, relationships, work, and life.

This year, EQuip Our Kids!, a nonprofit advocacy organization working to increase awareness of SEL,  is hosting an online webinar featuring parents who are SEL expert parents whose children have transformed and thrived from experiencing SEL in their schools.

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COVID is Stressing Children. How Can Adults Help?

Research shows trauma in children often results from stress that is chronic, unpredictable or prolonged.

In other words, the story of COVID-19.

More than two years into the pandemic, stresses are surfacing not only in K-12 students in Georgia, but in the adults who care for them.

This article features commentary by Jennifer Miller, co-founder of the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Ohio and author of “Confident Parents, Confident Kids.”

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Social & Emotional Skills Are the Key to Helping Children Thrive in School, the Workplace, and Life

HundrED and The LEGO Foundation have joined together again to create the Social & Emotional Spotlight Report to identify impactful and scalable solutions that help parents and educators support the development of children’s social and emotional skills.

“Social and emotional learning is good for the child, good for the workforce, and good for society.”
Anne-Birgitte Albrechtsen, Chief Executive Officer at The LEGO Foundation.

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One trait that is more important than talent or experience

In an interview, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated that empathy is the one trait that is more important than talent or experience.  Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of other people. Having empathy means you can focus first on the people and their needs. However, all too often it is an afterthought.  

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Our children are facing a mental health crisis — we can and must address it today

The  return of students and teachers to classrooms is highlighting the extraordinary impact the pandemic has had — and continues to have — on students’ mental health. Anxiety about making friends, the loss of loved ones who passed, and difficulties with basic behavioral skills are a few examples of social and emotional pressures. If left unmet, the mental health needs caused by these pressures will mark this generation in yet another way and keep them from living up to their potential.

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