Social-Emotional Learning

iLEAD Lancaster’s ‘Leader In Me’ Facilitates Learner Agency, Leadership, SEL and Life Skills
Project-based learning produces many learner outcomes. One of those is agency - developing a greater degree of ownership in one’s learning and life. Many educators...
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4th Grader Showcases PBL, SEL And Learner Agency With Own YouTube Channel
When we hear that “learners need to own their learning,” we may get different ideas of what that looks like. We may picture a learner...
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Annual iLEAD Retreat Brings Play, Food, Connections And Reflections
We have been hearing a lot about play-based learning and its important and dramatic effect on brain development, skill acquisition, creativity and social-emotional learning. But...
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Alaka’i O Kaua’i 2nd Graders Embrace the 7 Habits Every Day
For educators, an important part of the role is establishing classroom expectations and culture. Some educators develop their own systems, some implement a school-wide plan,...
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SCVi Slam Poetry Team Members Raise Their Voices to Address Social Issues
Slam poetry is a form of art that combines the elements of performance, poetry writing, competition and audience participation. It is typically on display at...
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iLEAD Agua Dulce Learners Share How They Feel Underneath the Masks
By Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator, iLEAD Schools Masks have now been part of our lives for almost one year. They have become synonymous with...
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How Maker Learning Network Staff Have Supported Each Other through the Pandemic
Social-emotional learning is foundational to our approach to education and leadership at Maker Learning Network. As our school facilitators and staff continually work to nurture...
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iLEAD Staff Reflect on What’s Sustained Them in a Challenging Year
For project-based learning practitioners, reflection is important. Inquiry-based founding father John Dewey wrote, “We don’t learn from our experiences; we learn from thinking about our...
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iLEAD Lancaster Middle Schoolers Make a Difference with Compassion Project
Middle schoolers often get a bad rap, but the learners at iLEAD Lancaster Charter School are here to show us how great middle schoolers can...
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iLEAD and Maker Learning Network Staff Reflect on Equity Work
iLEAD Schools and Maker Learning Network have embarked on an equity training journey to serve the learners, families, staff and communities of iLEAD more effectively....
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‘Imagine Project’ Gives Kids Tools to Overcome Stress and Trauma
Research shows that children who have untreated anxiety, depression and trauma are more likely to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences and...
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Empower Generations’ iPERFORM Embraces the Arts in Trauma-Informed Learning
High-quality project-based learning begins with learners addressing real-world problems. Typically, we look externally for problems to address. However, we can also start internally. Learners at...
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iLEAD’s Leadership Team Launches Equity Summer Series
For years, but especially since the protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, educators have been challenged to respond with...
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The Culture of Learning and Leading at iLEAD Schools
In order to maximize project-based and social-emotional learning at iLEAD Schools, learners and facilitators work in an environment that is positive, supportive, innovative and creative....
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iLEAD’s Equity Task Force Takes a Stand Against Racial Injustice, Inequality
Amid worldwide protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, educators have been challenged to respond with clear actions...
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iLEAD Charter Schools Support Equity and Access for All Learners
In the world of education, charter schools have had their share of critics. Although the data doesn't support the claim, some say charter schools fail...
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iLEAD Online Facilitator Invites Learners, Staff to Practice Mindfulness
Education is a creative endeavor. Educators have daily challenges that require creative ideas and responses. These include lesson planning, projects, assessments, interventions and more. But...
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