Committee for Children Blog
growth mindset
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Growth Mindset Webinar Offers Engaging, Informative Lessons for Teachers

Hosted by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), this webinar centers on how a growth mindset can help teachers positively shape student-teacher relationships. Teacher Rachel Kamb and school counselor Tammy Fisher present a spirited, highly informative, and helpful session that communicates complex policy and research issues in simple, intriguing, and entertaining ways. … Read More


how to talk about gun violence, safety conversation resources
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Resources to Help Kids Cope with Scary Situations

In response to the May 18 school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, we’ve compiled a list of resources for educators, parents, and others who work with kids to assist with and help navigate tough conversations about gun violence, staying safe, and helping each other heal and recover. … Read More


SEL pyramid, social-emotional development
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Together, We Create a Better Tomorrow with Social-Emotional Development

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is officially on the rise, with growing national awareness and multiple school, behavior, and educational benefits being realized. And we’re keeping up by evolving our flagship Second Step curriculum, harnessing new research, new input from educators who understand the importance of educating the whole child, and new technology to benefit you and the students you serve. … Read More


social emotional learning, workforce readiness, employability skills, SEL, jobs
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How SEL Helps Children Succeed in School, the Workplace, and Life

In our new ebook, we’ve gathered varied and experienced perspectives from thought leaders in education, business, and the military on both the early and long-term benefits of social-emotional learning, why social-emotional skills are critical for today’s workforce, and why they will be even more necessary in the future.
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CASEL, social emotional learning, SEL, bullying prevention, child safety, policy and advocacy
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Joan Cole Duffell Recognized with Prestigious CASEL Award

The prestigious Mary Utne O’Brien Award is presented annually by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) — and this year, we are so proud to announce that our own Executive Director, Joan Cole Duffell is its recipient. … Read More