Linda Ryden is a “peace teacher” at Lafayette Elementary School, and she contends her job “has never felt so important.”
Students at St. James Head Start in Depew, New York are learning to manage their emotions with coping mechanisms teacher Allan Hittle said they’ll likely rely on throughout their educational careers.
Valor Collegiate Academies is crediting a sharp focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) for students’ astonishing academic success, which propelled its Tennessee schools to the top 1 percent of all middle schools in the state in its first year.
Our Success Academy schools rank in the top 1% of all New York State schools. But we believe our students’ academic accomplishments are nothing if they do not also possess strong moral character.
Teachers and administrators at Nashville’s Rocketship United Academy want students to understand that the school’s core values are more than slogans on a poster, so they’re bringing them to life through daily rituals that “create a consistent, predictable, and positive school experience.”
At their core, the Olympics are a testament to the competitive spirit. However, amidst all of the celebration surrounding individual and team triumphs currently underway in Pyeongchang, American luger Chris Mazdzer has revealed that generosity and friendship also have a role to play in the proceedings.
It’s a moment many of us dread: happening unexpectedly upon a friend who is in the midst of a medical emergency. Jacquise Richardson, a freshman at Jemison High School in Huntsville, AL, found himself in just that situation. He calmly and decisively helped a friend who was having a seizure, and Richardson’s teachers are now praising him for his timely actions.
Pre-kindergarteners at a Queens, NY, elementary school are learning as much about academics as they are about themselves with a new curriculum that encourages students to focus on managing their emotions.
Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (MKG) took 10 children to Dick’s Sporting Goods with the Partners for Parks afterschool program, each with a $100 gift card. That habit of generosity is one that he learned from his mother and one he practiced as a boy.