A Journey Toward a Culture of Civility

  By Art Costa and Robert Garmston Professors Emeriti, California State University, Sacramento How might we grow and protect a culture in which its members can take risks, learn from each other and continue to appreciate each other’s differences? Key is mutual respect, in which members reveal their convictions, successes, vulnerably, doubts, worries as much […]

Integrating SEL into Our New Normal

  By Wendy Baron, MA   Yesterday, a colleague shared that a 5th grade student began to cry during their synchronous distance learning session. “I HATE Coronavirus!!! I miss my friends! I need a hug!” At that moment, the teacher and other students in the class offered comfort. “I’m hugging you,” said one student. Others […]

What have you failed today?: Strategies on how to deal with our bad days

  By Lory Walker Peroff It had been a tough day. After the bell rang, I collapsed into my chair and reflected on the failures of the day. The list was long. I had failed to communicate effectively with a student resulting in his mother telling me he thought I didn’t like him. I failed […]

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