Day: September 18, 2020

New Social Emotional Learning Resources Support Body Confidence Education for Elementary Students

The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education have teamed up to develop Amazing Me, an all-new program focused on social emotional learning (SEL), health and body confidence.  Numerous studies have shown that low self-esteem in adolescents can negatively affect their performance in school, their relationships with others and their self-perception. Through this new partnership, educators and parents will be empowered with tools to help encourage development in these critical areas among 4th and 5th grade students. 

These flexible, standards-aligned resources center around the subjects of building self-esteem, promoting positive body image

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3 SEL Resources to Engage Your Students This Fall 

You can help kickstart healthy transformations for students in or out of the classroom this Fall with exciting new resources from LaGolda, the pro-social animated series and online educational program available on Discovery Education Experience. Following the adventures of the eponymous 8-year-old girl and her friendsLaGolda provides fun and uplifting content that makes it easy to engage young students in important SEL skill-building during a crucial stage in their development. 

Despite having lost her parents and experienced hardships as an orphanLaGolda chooses to take a positive approach to life and never lets

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Civics knowledge among American adults jumps in new survey — but hold your applause

  • Only 51 percent of respondents correctly said the Supreme Court has the final responsibility for deciding whether an action taken by the president is constitutional, lower than the 61 percent in 2019.
  • And when asked what a 5-to-4 Supreme Court ruling means, only 54 percent correctly knew that the decision is the law and needs to be followed — a drop from 59 percent in 2019.

The survey, taken annually by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, found significant jumps in civics understanding on specific issues, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the center, said that

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New York City reverses school opening plan. Now most students will start remotely.

De Blasio (D) had pledged to provide parents the option to send their children back to school for at least part of the week, allowing for social distancing, and provide virtual instruction the rest of the time. School buildings were set to reopen Monday.

But he faced significant pushback from many teachers and parents, who expressed concern about whether schools could adequately prevent a coronavirus outbreak, with many buildings having poor ventilation systems. There were also concerns about whether schools had enough personal protective equipment, such as masks.

“This is a huge undertaking,” de Blasio said at a news

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