Teaching SEL with Rock n’ Roll

hand, rock, hands

By Roxee Lore, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Elementary Education American educator and philosopher Nel Noddings wrote, “My contention is first that we should want more from our educational efforts than adequate academic achievement and, second, that we will not achieve even that meager success unless our children believe that they themselves are cared for …

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Why Teachers Can Benefit, Personally and Professionally, from Joining a Group

together, earth, human

By Lori Bellan, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Social-Emotional Learning Last week, we hosted our first Attentive Talks, a weekly virtual meeting for teachers to come together and vent their frustrations, share their experiences, and learn a few self-soothing skills along the way. As I watched this incredible group of teachers connect, I felt enthused …

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Teaching History Empathetically

By Cindy Schwartz, co-founder and executive director of secondary education at Attentive Teaching Can history teach us how to empathize? It’s all in the way you approach it.     We can teach empathy in our classrooms if we utilize specific activities that will  enable students to understand how it feels to  ‘walk in someone else’s shoes.’ …

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