Fostering Effective Communication Between Teachers and Administration

Fostering Effective Communication Between Teachers and Administration

Anyone who has played a game of telephone knows effective communication is crucial to an organization’s success. According to a study by Economic Intelligence Unit, poor communication resulted in: added stress (52% of the cases) failure to complete projects (44% of the cases) low staff morale – (31% of the cases) barrier to innovation (20%…

Social-Emotional Learning Activities

Social-Emotional Learning Activities

How can you make social-emotional learning fun for elementary students? First, let’s refresh our memory on what social-emotional learning (SEL) is. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as the process through which students learn how to: Develop healthy identities Manage emotions Achieve personal and collective goals Feel and show empathy…

Getting to Know You Games

Teacher Tips: Getting to Know You

A classroom full of learners is a very important community. The tone and environment set by the teacher are fundamental to the success of the students.  All members should feel welcome, that they matter, and can connect with each other. These relationships help develop social and emotional skills that are deeply connected to their learning.…