AASA Launches Social And Emotional Learning Cohort

Superintendents and other K-12 administrators from across the country gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to kick off the AASA Social and Emotional Learning Consortium. During the three-day event, presented by AASA in partnership with Move This World, Panorama Education and Right at School, superintendents participating will engage in meaningful dialogue about how SEL is contributing to the whole child.

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District Adopts New Social Emotional Learning Program

The Belle Plaine School Board adopted a new social-emotional learning platform called “Move This World,” at Monday night’s business meeting. The program provides students and teachers with video materials that expose students to lessons in emotional and situational management, among other areas.

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Getting Creative With SEL

Learn how to incorporate creative expression and movement in the classroom while building social and emotional learning skills. Written by Founder and CEO, Sara Potler LaHayne and Professor Maurice J. Elias.

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EdWeek Market Brief

Founder and CEO, Sara Potler LaHayne, authors weekly blogs for the Edweek Market Brief Startup Blog, which offers knowledge to business leaders in K-12 education.

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Trading textbooks for dance?

Test prep alone will not prepare students for all that life will bring. Being creative is an inherently vulnerable process. When we are creative, we are putting a piece of ourselves into the world. Founder & CEO of Move This World, Sara Potler LaHayne, discusses how creative expression can build more resilient students.

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Meeting Students Where They Are

Oakland Military Institute (OMI) is a seven-year College Preparatory Academy that began using mindfulness practices with their students. After noticing a positive change OMI decided to implement Move This World’s social emotional learning program into the curriculum to strengthen the wellbeing of both teachers and students.

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This Edtech Startup Is Teaching Brooklyn Kids How to Handle Their Emotions

A social emotional learning program created by Move This World has decreased absenteeism and suspension in Brooklyn schools. Students and teachers begin and end their day by engaging in exercises that are hosted on Move This World’s online platform. SEL is a research-backed approach to helping children and adults healthily understand, express and manage their emotions.

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Putting the SEL into PBL

An essential function to project based learning is developing 21st-century skills. 21st-century learning focuses on collaboration and teamwork, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. The link between project based learning and social emotional learning lies directly in 21st-century learning.

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Supporting Students by Supporting Teachers

Move This World highlights the need for adult social and emotional learning and references the Commission’s second case study, Supporting the Whole Teacher. The post describes key steps one Nashville school has taken in addressing this need.

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Five New York Tech Companies To Watch

Earlier this month, we launched Tech Takes Action, a new tool to help New York tech workers respond to the most pressing issues of the day by speaking up, chipping in, and giving back.

Following this theme, we decided this month’s companies to watch should focus on five Tech:NYC members that are embracing social good and making a real difference in their communities. We love that these companies have set out not only to create successful businesses but also help people along the way.

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