SEL & Mindset
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the deliberate commitment to including a framework of essential skills and dispositions that complement academics but historically have not been a part of curricular design. Learners acquire and effectively apply the skills necessary for self-regulation or managing and talking about emotions, forming relationships, setting goals and demonstrating empathy during their learning.
Alter Ego: Using Values to Fight Peer Pressure
When our self-integrity is threatened even momentarily, we are more likely to conform to others who offer validation, even when their views are wrong, reckless, or hateful.
Increasing Educator Capacity to Act on Learner Well-Being Data for Improved Academic Outcomes
Our nation’s education system has traditionally taken a reactive approach to challenges and often, the interventions come too late.
The Equity Continuum: Cultivating an Equity Mindset in Classroom Global Partnerships
Inequitable global partnerships in the classroom lead to adults who think in inequitable terms about their relationship with the world. How might we change the root problem?
Reflecting on the 2021-2022 School Year
Kyle Wagner shares three reflective activities to start the new school year off right.
Shifting Demographics: How School Districts are Diversifying their Workforce to Serve All Students
Here's how five districts launched unique programs that highlight how the shifting demographics of schools and communities were an opportunity to diversify their workforce by attracting teachers who serve and reflect all students.
Uncertain Incentives: Inconsistent Rewards can be Motivating
Ayelet Fishbach shares her tip of the week from her book, Get It Done: Surprising Lessons From the Science of Motivation.
Growth Mindset is More than a Colorful Bulletin Board
As we are embracing mindset practices across the country, we need to also be more conscious of how we interact with learners; how we support their learning, and how we build their self-awareness of their learning.
Eating Together: Sharing Food Brings You Closer
Ayelet Fishbach details the importance of sharing meals together.
Navigating Racism and Violence: Creating Beloved Communities
How we can help students and children navigate conversations about race and violence in a climate where parents are fearful and traumatized by their concerns about school safety? Antonio Boyd details how.
School Shootings Are Preventable
At Getting Smart, we often think about innovation for equity - and this includes safety for every young person in every school as the fundamental basis for whole-child learning. This is a challenge we must solve.