Social Emotional Learning

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SEL Resources for Back to School!

Back to school time is here! As we prepare for students to start the new school year, let’s ensure teachers and educators have the tools they need to make their schools safer, and more inclusive, to welcome back ALL students. Below, we’ve provided a few resources for parents and after school professionals to help ease the back-to-school butterflies and kick off the year with a highlight on Social Emotional Learning!

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The Aspen Institute: The Brain Basis for Integrated Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

The Aspen Institute’s Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development has released the The Brain Basis for Integrated Social, Emotional, and Academic Development . The publication explores how emotions and relationships drive learning and are a fundamental part of how our brains develop. The human brain can evolve, adapt, and form new neural networks based on learned experiences and relationships.

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State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announcement: Guide to Social Emotional Learning Resources

In December 2018, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the Social Emotional Learning in California: A Guide to Resources. The guide was developed by experts in the field and members of the California Department of Education’s Social and Emotional Learning State Team and offers a toolkit of resources that will assist educators in serving the social and emotional needs of the whole child. 

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State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announcement: Guide to Social Emotional Learning Resources  

In December 2018, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the Social Emotional Learning in California: A Guide to Resources. The guide was developed by experts in the field and members of the California Department of Education’s Social and Emotional Learning State Team and offers a toolkit of resources that will assist educators in serving the social and emotional needs of the whole child. Access the