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Recent Social and Emotional Learning Blog Postings

Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  The development of critical thinking is at the center of the mission assigned to the French education system. Present in many teaching programs, the work of training students to decipher reality and to progressively build an enlightened, autonomous, and critical mind is a major ambition of the... read more
Topic: Arts, Bilingualism, STEM, Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  Science Both the 6th and 7th Graders are concluding their units on Cell Biology with a timely study of Viruses. They have investigated viruses as occupying a kind of middle ground between living cells and non-living molecules, and (surprisingly!) as an essential part of the vast, complex... read more
Topic: Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  Christopher, SEL Coach, works to incorporate lessons that reflect the world in which we live in: the theme for this year is black joy. The idea around focusing on Black Lives Matter during January and not February, is that lessons are not necessarily about history but more about black voices,... read more
Topic: Lower School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  We all want our kids to do certain things. Like take their breakfast dishes to the sink, or take out the trash, or make their bed. Do you have trouble getting your kids to do the things they're supposed to do? You tell your child to do the thing. They don't do it. You remind them to do it. They... read more
Topic: Lower School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
I always love teaching SEL* (Social, Emotional Learning), but this year has definitely thrown some curve-balls our way. Amidst the onset of COVID, SEL class saw some interesting changes. Not only was Zoom the new format, some very challenging topics began to dominate class time, and I had to... read more
Topic: Lower School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
  Since school closed back in March, students and parents have been looking forward to returning to school. Finally, we’re able to return to in-person learning in the classroom but school will look different than it did last Spring -- new rules, different classroom setup, social distancing, face... read more
Topic: Diversity, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
On June 10, 2020, several EB staff and a member of the Parents’ Association came together for a webinar on the topic of “Talking with Children about Racial (In)Justice,” part of a special series EB has been offering to families during this period of sheltering-in-place. Our panel of experts... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
On May 20th, several EB staff members came together for “Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home,” the latest in a special webinar series EB is offering to families during this period of distance learning and sheltering-in-place. Our panel of experts included Christopher Colebourn,... read more
Topic: Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
What social media platforms are EB students on? Are they *all* on social media? Why are they there, and what can parents do to educate themselves about their child’s presence on social media? EB Middle School counselor Douglas Gostlin answers the questions he most commonly receives from parents.... read more
Topic: Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
The holidays are here, and with them come changes in the routine, stressful times, overstimulation, and, yes, chaos for your children! Our favorite child consultant gives us some timely tips to make the best of the festivities with your little - and not so little - ones. 1. Stick to the routine... read more
Topic: Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
On Monday, May 20, the Middle School thanks to funds raised during the Run-A-Thon, was able to participate in a full day of social-emotional learning called Challenge Day. The day began with a number of ice-breakers to get everyone moving and to make sure everyone was comfortable. Part of the... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Between after school clubs, organized play-dates and other extracurricular programs, children are engaged in more activities today than ever. This is a result of a popular trend among parents; in order to fully support your child and their development, your child must be engaged in a multitude of... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Those of you who have been through one of my coaching programs know that a big piece of my work involves helping kids to share in the responsibilities that come with family life. Usually I frame this in terms of “chores.” Cleaning a shared space, washing the dishes… yardwork… taking out the garbage... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Does your child tend to be cranky, especially in the morning? Everyone gets irritable from time to time, and that’s OK. Still, it isn’t always easy to be around a cranky kid. Recently a major parenting forum included a post by a parent who wants to know how to deal with her 10-year-old son’s “... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
Social and Emotional Learning is a main focus in our Preschool and Kindergarten at EB. During their time in Maternelle, children are learning to identify their own and others’ emotions, as well as to empathize. SEL supports children in learning to express, name, recognize and talk about all the... read more

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