Tag: social and emotional learning

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Setting Personal Goals Fuels Academic Growth

By Kathleen Cushman, co-author, Belonging and Becoming (Harvard Education Press), and Wendy Baron, Chief Officer, Social and Emotional Learning, New Teacher Center  Born in the U.S. but raised in the Dominican Republic till the age of 9, Luis entered grade 4 in Springfield, MA without a word of English. It took him a year to learn “how to defend myself,” he said, and he dreaded the state’s annual high-stakes exams. When he transitioned to a […]

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Academic Feedback

The Secret Ingredient in Student Agency By Kathleen Cushman, co-author, Belonging and Becoming (Harvard Education Press), and Wendy Baron, Chief Officer, Social and Emotional Learning, New Teacher Center  No matter what we are trying to do well, every learner needs feedback. From soccer to singing, geometry to knitting, attending to what others notice about our efforts can play a huge role in developing our potential. This common-sense realization has special impact for school teachers. After […]

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NTC Symposium Day 2: Grow + Teach +Lead

By Tracy Kremer, New Teacher Center Director of Communication… Since the last day of our 19th Annual Symposium on Teacher Induction landed on Valentine’s Day, it was only fitting that Angela Maiers — author, educator, speaker and founder and CEO of Choose2Matter — kicked off her morning keynote with a heartfelt message: you matter. Later in the day, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alberto Carvalho posed a striking question at the start of his […]

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Through Others’ Eyes

The Power of New Perspectives By Kathleen Cushman, co-author, Belonging and Becoming (Harvard Education Press), and Wendy Baron, Chief Officer, Social and Emotional Learning, New Teacher Center  For most of us, it’s quite natural to approach a situation from our own individual point of view. We routinely make sense of what we see, what we hear, and the many other signals that get through to us based on what we already know from lived experience. […]

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Listening Well

The Quiet Secret that Propels Active Learning By Kathleen Cushman, co-author, Belonging and Becoming (Harvard Education Press), and Wendy Baron, Chief Officer, Social and Emotional Learning, New Teacher Center  What does it look like when someone listens well? How can you get your students to do that—when listening to what you say, and when working with each other? How can you get better at listening to them? Teachers encounter the listening challenge every day, with students […]

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What Characterizes an Optimal Learning Environment?

A Powerful Mix of Practices that Accelerate Student Learning By Kathleen Cushman, co-author, Belonging and Becoming (Harvard Education Press), and Wendy Baron, Chief Officer, Social and Emotional Learning, New Teacher Center  The minute you walk into a classroom, you sense its atmosphere — but you might not know how that ambiance came to pass. Are students acting bored and restless, or provoking their peers? You may have your theories, but the possibilities abound. If you […]

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