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U.S. News & World Report: Raising Students’ Emotional IQs

While many educators and policymakers are eyeing technology and revised standards to improve student performance in subjects like math, reading and science, psychologist and author Daniel Goleman has a different remedy: Blend in lessons in social and emotional learning that … Continue reading

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New York Times – In Fighting Teenage Pregnancy, the Folly of Shame and Blame

In the South Bronx, inside the International Community High School, Johnny, Brayan, Khady, Genesis and Francisco link arms and joke and giggle and write out lists of what they admire about each other. Sometimes they hug. They are working-class kids, … Continue reading

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New York Times – Playing Nicely With Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning is what allows students to control their behavior, understand how their personal behavior impacts others, and enables them to empathize and collaborate with others. As any teacher can attest, children who are less able to master these … Continue reading

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