Empowering Educators

June 2022

Empowering Educators

Every six months, we pause to review and reflect with a special digest issue. Our most powerful and popular articles over the past six months. The goal of this issue is to empower educators with the skills, self-awareness, and confidence to be successful in the many different aspects of their work.

Articles in this Issue

Practical Ways to Uncover Unconscious Bias and Eliminate It image
June 2022

Practical Ways to Uncover Unconscious Bias and Eliminate It

By Dr. Joe Tilley, Amber Searles

A colleague who taught special education in the inclusion setting recently shared an experience they had when they were coteaching and partnered with a first-year educator. They spent an in-service…

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June 2022

Practicing Self-Awareness to Elevate Teacher Efficacy

By Dr. Colt Turner, Dhanya Bhat

Aristotle is credited with stating, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” For educators, self-awareness—defined by Merriam-Webster as “awareness of one’s own personality or individuality” (Merriam-Webster, n.d.)—is especially important,…

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June 2022

A+SEL in Action

By Lisa Sassaman, Tally Lent, Heather Young

What does it look like to teach content-area skills in a math, science, or social studies classroom while also emphasizing social and emotional skills? How can those academic, social, and…

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June 2022

Leading the Way: A Successful Start

By Aliza Kadish

Beacon Hill Preparatory School is a small, traditional, tuition-based private school in the heart of Miami Gardens, Florida, that currently serves 230 students from preschool to eighth grade. The school…

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June 2022

Recognizing and Managing Brain-Based Responses to Emotions

By Jazmine Franklin

Our emotions are closely tied to the social and emotional competencies of cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. For example, when you assert yourself, you are expressing strong emotions effectively.…

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June 2022

Making Time for Social and Emotional Learning in Schools

By Margie Dorshorst

“If I had a dollar for every decision I make in a year, I’d be rich!” These words are the sentiment of many school leaders who have to make both…

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June 2022

Bridging Home and School to Support Literacy Skill Building

By Leah Carson

After more than a year of remote learning, periods of quarantine, family illnesses, and loss, educators are exploring every avenue of support to help students rebuild their academic skills. Some…

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