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SEL for Parents (video)

From CASEL: "An informational video by CASEL and Chicago Public Schools for parents on social and emotional learning (SEL). The video aims to inform parents on SEL in schools and provide them with insights on SEL in their own parenting practices in order to support...

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by State

From the U.S. Department of Education: "IDEA requires each state to develop a state performance plan/annual performance report (SPP/APR) that evaluates the state’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of the IDEA and describes how the state will improve...

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Are You Ableist? Interactive Quiz

From The Washington Post: "The Washington Post consulted 25 disabled activists and scholars, including representatives from several national disability organizations, to create a quiz that can help someone learn more about ableist thinking."

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Teaching SEL Skills Through Stories and Poetry

From Edutopia: "When social and emotional learning is integrated into language arts, elementary students gain a deeper understanding of concepts like empathy and self-awareness. And they’re more engaged in reading and writing, to boot."

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The Role of SEL in Developing Reading Skills

From Edutopia: "In many areas of life, SEL strategies and skill building help valued outcomes to happen. This is especially true when it comes to learning how to read, and to read well—one of the most essential life competencies."

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Mental Health Awareness Month Activities for Schools

From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: "May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. It's a great opportunity for teachers to take stock of their students'—and their own—health and well-being. Mental health awareness in the classroom starts with you."

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Understanding Disability in the LGBTQ+ Community

From the HRC Foundation: "LGBTQ+ people are more likely to be disabled than non-LGBTQ+ people. The duality of their identities as LGBTQ+ and disabled increases the amount of discrimination and bias they face in their daily lives, at school, at the doctors, or at work."

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