Committee for Children Blog

Let Me Count the Ways: Confessions of a Technophile

My name is Andrea and I am a technophile. I love technology and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Don’t get me wrong, Short Circuit isn’t exactly my idea of a romantic movie—though I did have a little crush on Johnny-Five when I… Read More


Telling Is Not Teaching

When I first began working with the Second Step program 15 years ago, my colleagues and I were so focused on completing the lessons that we completely overlooked the extension activities (these are now called daily practice activities in Second Step  4th edition).… Read More


Put an End to Name-Calling in 2012


The Mayan calendar ends in 2012, and some interpret this as heralding the end of the world. Let’s hope not! But there is one thing we can and should put an end to in 2012: name-calling. And you can help make that happen by participating in this year’s No Name-Calling…… Read More


No Name-Calling Week

Every year since 2004, during the fourth week of January, schools across the country have participated in No Name-Calling Week with educational activities aimed at ending name-calling and verbal bullying.… Read More


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


Book Review: Ink About It

Art with Heart publication by Steffanie Lorig; Annie McCall, MA, LMHC; and Kate Gardener, CCLS

Reading level: Grade 6 and older

Everyone needs a safe place to process stress and change in their lives. Tweens and teens in particular can flounder as they move from childhood into adulthood. Add a family crisis or health…… Read More