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Giving Tuesday: Uniting a Community

This Giving Tuesday consider sparking transformative change for a child, a family, a school, and a community through social-emotional learning. Indian Knoll Elementary and Wegner Elementary in West Chicago hope to use the Second Step program to build connections among their kids, cultures, and schools, and prepare all their students for success in school and life. These schools lack funding, but have no shortage of hard work. Help bring the Second Step program to this community by making a donation today!
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4 Powerful Mindsets for Turning Stress Into a Positive Force

In a 2015 survey of 31,342 teachers, 73 percent said they often felt stressed. As we continue through this busy holiday season, many of us will experience additional moments of stress. You’re already teaching your students how to have a growth mindset. But are you practicing it yourself? Read about the four mindsets that will help you thrive under stress when you cannot avoid it.
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Grit, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness: Are These Trending Topics of SEL?

  • Grit is a disposition, so it is more of an attitude than a skill or knowledge. It entails setting and achieving goals, which is one component of SEL.
  • Growth mindset is defined as a belief or attitude. It requires self-awareness in seeing one’s control over the present and future, and could lead to responsible decision making.
  • Mindfulness is considered a skill that requires self-awareness and self-management. Practicing mindfulness could lead to better emotion management and responsible decision making.
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