Committee for Children Blog
trauma informed, social emotional learning, teacher, educator
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Don’t Miss These Connections Between SEL and Trauma-Informed Practice

When we cannot know for sure whether children have experienced trauma, the use of trauma-informed practices and supports becomes more important in creating safe learning environments. Social-emotional learning and competencies are key in carrying out these practices so that kids feel supported and can thrive. … Read More


exclusionary discipline, SEL, social emotional learning, legislation, trends, analysis
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Exclusionary Discipline in Schools

One of our priorities at Committee for Children is working to ensure that lawmakers are supporting the work that teachers and principals are doing in schools. Through bill-tracking, our Policy & Advocacy team has noticed that lawmakers were seeing a connection between SEL and school discipline reform, and we thought it would be beneficial to analyze the state-level legislative landscape for trends in this area.
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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