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Webinar: Development is Relational… A Thought Leader Conversation with Search Institute CEO Kent Pekel

September 20, 2017 - 1:30 pm to September 20, 2017 - 2:30 pm
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September 20, 2017

Why Does it Hurt? Reflections on Pain, Identity Politics and the Need for Healing

I was raised in the black church but wouldn’t call myself religious.  I start my Sunday mornings, however, by tuning into Krista Tippett, producer and host of On Being on NPR.

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September 11, 2017

Blog: SEL, Whole Child Education and Student Readiness - How do They Connect?

Imagine this scenario.  A smiling five-year-old is brought into a bare room with a table.  On the table is a plate with a single marshmallow.  The researcher who brought them in says she will back in 15 minutes, and gives them a choice: they can eat the one marshmallow while she’s gone or wait until she returns and have two.  This simple test

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July 24, 2017

Training: Collective Impact Learning Lab October 2017 - Tools and Techniques for Achieving Results

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October 17, 2017

Blog: Want More Kids to Be Ready? Help them Name and Appreciate the Skills They Already Have

Lots of people are talking about the importance of ensuring that students have social and emotional skills (SEL) needed to be college and career ready.  Too often, however, the focus is on what it takes to teach young people these skills.

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August 14, 2017

Webinar: Key Findings from Market Research on Social and Emotional Learning

August 17, 2017 
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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August 17, 2017

Webinar: Social Belonging for Youth Success - Research and Promising Practices

September 14, 2017 
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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September 14, 2017

Blog: Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom reflects on Reframing the Narrative around Young People of Color

This past spring brought a rash of extrajudicial killings of unarmed black youth. The circumstances of these cases are often strikingly similar, as exemplified in three recent cases in Texas, California and Connecticut. The narrative in each case was initially one of a recalcitrant youth, disruptive and unyielding. Later evidence in each of these cases emerged, and the narratives were changed.

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July 9, 2017