Committee for Children Blog

SEL Book Club

I recently learned about a neat idea for working with Tier 2 or 3 students from my
colleague, Teri. She used this idea with her fourth and fifth graders.… Read More


Lucky

I was one of the bigger kids until sixth grade, and bullying wasn’t much of an issue for me back then. Still, I’d be lying if I pretended that my bully-free existence continued through middle and high school.… Read More


Positive Schools Climate | Students studying | Library

School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning

The concept of “school climate” is of great interest to educators today who, in light of regular news reports of school violence, are seeking a way to keep their school community safe for everyone. Although the term has been in use for more than 100 years (Perry, 1908), the exact meaning of school climate is still difficult to pin down.

For the purposes of this article, we’ll use the definition set forth by the Read More