IN THIS ISSUE - May 2014
[Webinar] Using Resiliency as an Early Warning Indicator
Social-Emotional Learning is More Than a Skill for the 21st Century
Teaching Grit: Helping Students Overcome Inner Obstacles
The Cost of Emotional Illiteracy
 
  Using Resiliency as an Early Warning INdicator

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Using Resiliency as an Early Warning Indicator
Dr. Jan Vesely & Dr. V. Scott Solberg
Students at all grade levels at-risk for academic failure exhibit distress through a pattern of poor grades, attendance, and behavior. However, these signals often don't appear until students have significantly disengaged. Schools and districts can incorporate resiliency data into their early warning systems to identify at-risk students sooner. Watch this hour-long webinar to learn how Sunnyside Unified School District (AZ) utilizes resiliency data as a core component of its early warning system.
 
Social-Emotional Learning is More Than a Skill for the 21st Century
Peter DeWitt, Education Week
College and career readiness is the buzz word of the century but in addition to strong academic skills, students need social and emotional skills to be successful. This author advocates that at every grade level teachers need to help their students become independent, self-motivated learners.
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Teaching Grit: Helping Students Overcome Inner Obstacles
Vicki Zakrzewski, Edutopia
Watch teacher Amy Lyon help her 5th graders learn valuable lessons about how to deal with frustration and distractions as they set and work toward long-term goals. After watching the six-minute video, read the accompanying article to learn strategies to help students cultivate both cognitive and emotional skills.
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The Cost of Emotional Illiteracy
Daniel Goleman, Committee for Children®
For decades, schools have focused on raising academic achievement. During that time an alarming deficiency in many students has been ignored: emotional literacy. This two-part article examines why it is so critical for schools to teach social and emotional skills in addition to core academics.
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