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Although lots of anti-bullying programs are cropping up in response to the problem of bullying, only a handful can stand up to rigorous scientific evaluation. So what do many of these effective programs have in common? Teaching social-emotional skills to kids. Here's a look at just how essential SEL is to bullying prevention.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. It’s the perfect time to shine a light on the bullying prevention efforts in your setting and find ways to beef them up. And while doing so, you’ll also be doing important work to create a safe and supportive learning environment. Now that’s a two-fer—two benefits for the price of one—everyone can get behind!

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Although this story is somewhat simplistic (and could use a good editor), Springsteen’s message is straightforward: People who treat others kindly are more likely to have and keep friends.

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It’s that time of year again. Kids are heading back to school after a summer off. It’s time to buckle down and get back to the business of learning, but are they ready? What kind of learning environment do students need to be ready to learn?

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When essential elements of effective implementation are in place, the results can be powerful. Social and emotional learning (SEL) can thrive in environments where stakeholders are committed to sharing responsibility for supporting implementation, and where there is shared vision and leadership around social-emotional and academic success for all students. But successful and sustained implementation of any curriculum can be challenging at times, because it involves change at both the individual and organizational level. It requires planning, commitment, and time.

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