Special series: Nashville district goes all-in on SEL

on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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These videos and articles are part of a special series we produced highlighting the district-wide implementation of social and emotional learning in Nashville. The series was developed in collaboration with the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

A Look at Metro Nashville Public Schools' SEL iniative

Nashville Confronts SEL Resistance Head-On

A social and emotional learning initiative gains traction, meeting the needs of a changing city.

What SEL implementation across a district looks like

The Big Picture: Integrating SEL Across a District

The 168 schools in the Nashville district collaborate to bolster school culture and instruction with social and emotional learning.

SEL bolsters academic performance.

SEL as a Foundation for Academics

These middle schools were built on the idea that academic risk taking, fostered by social and emotional learning, can be a key to high achievement.

A high school uses SEL to close the achievement gap.

Closing the Achievement Gap With SEL

A Nashville high school focuses on using social and emotional learning to build strong relationships and a positive culture—and to improve academic outcomes.

A look at a trauma-informed school

An Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices

A Nashville elementary school takes a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed practices, creating a space where students feel known and supported.

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on Monday, February 12, 2018


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In Oakland, reinventing school policing. Plus: cultivating a love of reading in the digital age

on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

In Oakland, Reinventing School Policing; Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age; Bringing Wonder Into Mathematics |

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A school police force trained in SEL
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In Oakland, Reinventing School Policing

A district-wide focus on social and emotional learning has found an unlikely new partner: the police.

Reading isn't limited to books.
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Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age

Four tips for taking advantage of apps and other tools to encourage students to read.

Actions students can take when faced with bullying
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Empowering Students to Curb Bullying

Standing up to bullying can be frightening, but students can use these low-risk strategies to support peers who are bullied.

A creative way to inspire confidence in math class
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Bringing Wonder Into Mathematics

Creatively combining the Notice Wonder strategy with a numberless word problem helps students see themselves as mathematicians.

PBL can help close achievement gaps.
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Ensuring That PBL Is Accessible to All

Planning project-based learning around three core strategies helps all students get what they need.

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3 assumptions teachers should avoid. Plus: creating a dysgraphia-friendly classroom

3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid; Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom; The Future of Coding in Schools; The Art of Reflection |

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It's important to question your assumptions.
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3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid

Some assumptions can negatively impact your teaching practice. We have a few tips to combat three common ones.

Supporting students with dysgraphia
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Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

Six ways to support students with dysgraphia—a learning difference that affects a person's ability to produce written work.

A leading researcher discusses coding in K-12 schools
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The Future of Coding in Schools

Mitch Resnick, one of the creators of Scratch, on why he thinks coding should be taught in all schools—it's not the reason you'd expect.

Portfolios can give students insight into their learning.
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The Art of Reflection

Portfolios allow students to regularly reflect on their learning process—deepening their connection to content.

A different approach to difficult feedback
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Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents

A strategy teachers can use to turn parents into partners when discussing difficult situations involving their kids.

George Lucas Educational Foundation

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