Massachusetts SEL Leaders Takes on Sports
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by jhosey
11M ago
Khari Roulhac, President of GetPsychedSports.org and SEL4MA board co-chair  and Mitch Lyons, the founder and retired president of the Social Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts,, have spearheaded an effort to change the way sports is delivered to middle and high school students.   An Act to Remodel Public School Athletics through Social Emotional Learning requires the Massachusetts Departments of Elementary and Secondary  Education (DESE) to publish guidelines for the implementation of a social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum for sports teams.  Sports tea ..read more
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March 10th is Social-Emotional Learning Day
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by Nova Biro
1y ago
MARCH 10TH IS SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING DAY EDUCATORS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE UNITE TO UPLIFT HEARTS AND CONNECT MINDS NEW YORK (NY) – February 2023 – The Urban Assembly and SEL4US are proud to announce that Friday, March 10, 2023, is SEL Day! This will be the fourth annual celebration that brings together thousands of participants from across the globe to share the immense value of social-emotional learning (SEL). Under this year’s theme, Uplifting Hearts, Connecting Minds, school and district leaders, educators, students, families, and community members are enc ..read more
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Celebrating #SELday 2022 Success!
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by Nova Biro
1y ago
Celebrating #SELday Success! On Friday, March 11, 2022 thousands of educators, students, community organizers, and individuals celebrated the third annual International SEL Day by showcasing, promoting, advocating and supporting SEL around the globe. YOUR efforts helped #SELday reach several important milestones:  #SELday trended on Twitter for more than 5 hours Over 11 million views from over 8,000 mentions of #SELday Over 100,000 #SELday likes across social media A letter recognizing #SELday from the president and first lady Six #SELday state proclamations Over #SELday 2,800 par ..read more
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Celebrating #SELday 2021 Success!
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by Nova Biro
1y ago
Over 12 Million Views for SEL Day 2021 On Friday, March 26th, thousands of educators, students, community organizers, and individuals celebrated the second annual International SEL Day by showcasing, promoting, advocating and supporting SEL around the globe. YOUR efforts helped #SELday reach several important milestones: Over 12 million views from over 8,000 mentions of #SELday Over 50,000 #SELday likes across social media #SELday trended on Twitter for more than 2 hours on March 26th Seven #SELday state proclamations and an #SELday U.S. Congressional Record Over #SELday 3,100 participa ..read more
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May 2021 Spotlight on Enacted & Proposed SEL Legislation
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by Nova Biro
1y ago
Three states enacted legislation in support of SEL in recent weeks. We’re sharing information about these new acts as well as pending SEL legislation from across the country. IN SB0205—Passed Teacher training On April 22 Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law IN SB0205, setting new standards for teacher training programs including evidence-based social emotional learning practices. This bill, which sets new standards for teacher training programs, including mandatory youth suicide awareness and prevention training, also mandates that these programs consider training teachers in evidenc ..read more
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April 2021 Spotlight on Proposed SEL Legislation Across the US
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by Nova Biro
1y ago
All fifty states opened new legislative sessions in recent months. We’re sharing information about pending legislation from across the country to spotlight emerging SEL policy.   US S729 A bill to establish an Educational Equity Challenge Grant program administered by the Department of Education This bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a $100 billion application-based grant program which would go to implement evidence-based strategies to improve academic, mental health, and interpersonal outcomes such as social-emotional learning, culturally responsive practices, and tut ..read more
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SEL for Ohio—It’s What We Need Now
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by Nova Biro
1y ago
by Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) In Youngstown, Ohio, over half of children live in poverty. That is to say that the majority of students in Youngstown are living with income-based trauma that they take into school every single day. This is a crisis that demands an avenue for students to learn both healthy personal and interpersonal skills within the school day. The solution lies in pushing forward legislation that funds social and emotional learning programs so that we can ensure students have the opportunity to become community leaders and engaged citizens. We can’t expect students to be ..read more
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Celebrating #SELday Success!
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by Nova Biro
1y ago
Over 12 Million Views for SEL Day On Friday, March 26th, thousands of educators, students, community organizers, and individuals celebrated the second annual International SEL Day by showcasing, promoting, advocating and supporting SEL around the globe. YOUR efforts helped #SELday reach several important milestones: Over 12 million views from over 8,000 mentions of #SELday Over 50,000 #SELday likes across social media #SELday trended on Twitter for more than 2 hours on March 26th Seven #SELday state proclamations and an #SELday U.S. Congressional Record Over #SELday 3,100 participants r ..read more
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When Schools Reopen, Their Doors Must Open Equally to All
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by Nova Biro
1y ago
By Maurice J. Elias and Larry Leverett Even as we confront the treacherous coronavirus pandemic with a large-scale effort to treat, mitigate and protect our people, leaders are starting to turn their attention to reopening America’s industries, municipalities, and civic society. Governors like Phil Murphy, Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsome are speaking about an 18-month plan. Educators, who deserve commendation for the rapid response to organizing online learning to create some continuity for learners, similarly need an 18-month plan. The social and emotional wellness of adults and students ..read more
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Facilitating Dialogue About the Coronavirus Among Students
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by Nova Biro
1y ago
by Lauren Fullmer, Ed.D. When students turn on the TV, they see increasing numbers of deaths and cases of people infected. Walking through the grocery store, they see empty shelves and desolate aisles. Their parents tell them that they can no longer attend basketball practice and that their spring break trip to Disney will most likely be cancelled. And, the buzz around school is that their classes may take place virtually and if they already have gone virtual, it’s not clear when they will get back into their classrooms. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, my fifth graders’ worl ..read more
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