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A Must-Read: Wildflowers by Jonathan Raymond

Monday, August 6, 2018

Wildflowers A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT’S CHALLENGE TO AMERICA   I’ve long advocated for social emotional learning (SEL) to be revered as critical to a child’s education and development. Over the last few years, I’ve rallied the growing momentum of support for social and emotional learning. And, just last week, I dove head-first into Wildflowers by Jonathan Raymond, … Read More

3 Ways to Help Educators Develop Social Emotional Skills

Monday, June 18, 2018

Originally posted by Getting Smart.  June 14, 2018 By: Jessica Lovins   We are not born with social-emotional skills. They are formed in childhood, cultivated throughout our lives, and can continue to grow and evolve. Therefore, in order for children to learn and witness social-emotional learning (SEL), it must begin with adults. The organization I … Read More

Drop the ‘After,’ ‘Expanded’ or ‘Extended.’ We’re Educators.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Originally posted by the National Afterschool Association’s Executive Extra.  April 16, 2018 by: julia rugg   When I first started at WINGS eight years ago, I spent the first few months at each of our afterschool programs in Charleston, South Carolina. I shadowed our part-time staff (college students) who mentor students and spent personal time with … Read More

3 Things Everyone Should Know About SEL in Afterschool

Thursday, May 10, 2018

This post was originally published for the National Afterschool Association’s Professional Development blog. April 10, 2018 By: Bridget Laird We know that afterschool and out-of-school time programming have a significant impact on kids. Take a look at any of the numerous reports or research studies that show the positive effects of afterschool programs—or better yet, talk … Read More