Social and emotional learning occurs when teachers and school staff help students develop the interpersonal skills they need to succeed in school and work. This skill-building happens in the course of everyday instruction, when teachers pause to encourage students to pose a question in a more respectful tone, imagine how others feel, take a deep breath to calm themselves down, break a goal into manageable pieces and more. Social and emotional self-management is thought to set the stage for productive, cooperative learning.
Ethnic studies classes help, but schools and colleges can do more to curb racism, advocates say.
Teachers across California spent much of the last year adjusting to an entirely new education landscape of uncertainty, frustration and joy for the students who thrived.
The state board unanimously adopted voluntary guidance for ethnic studies with one addition, clarifying the role of “critical race theory.”
In the first of a series capturing teachers' experiences, most express alarm over the pandemic's impact on learning and mental health.
Online platform can help teachers spot and respond to students who are struggling.
How do you meet new people and find romance during a global pandemic? California college students are finding ways.
Hopes of returning to campus in January after winter break dim, as 51 out of 58 counties enter the state’s “purple” tier indicating that virus is widespread there.
The classroom shouldn’t be isolated from what happens in the real world; it should be an extension of students’ lives.
There are wide variations in how students are being taught across California, as most of state’s largest districts stick with distance learning.
Resources and funding can help districts provide more support for students during these challenging times.
Can outdoor schools offer lessons at a time when being indoors is so risky?
Schools can serve as a hub for an entire community after a disaster, experts say.
We need support systems in place now, not after mental health incidents begin to surface and escalate.
It is no exaggeration to say the past five months have been horrible. Students will need extra support when they return to school.
Teachers must learn to embrace diversity and recognize that cultural differences are assets, not barriers.