Supporting Secure Attachment and Self-Regulation through Mindfulness in Traumatized Children

By Dana Asby, CEI Intern Around 676,000 American children are abused and neglected each year (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2018). When caregivers are unable or unwilling to provide the warmth and attention children need to form secure attachments, young children experience difficulties with self-regulation that can affect later academic achievement and interpersonal
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Presentation on Grit & Resiliency at NAESP

Paul Liabenow, Christine Mason, & Melissa Patsche will share our insights on improving school climate at the NAESP conference in Orlando on July 11, 2018.  Join us at 8:00 am on Wednesday for our session,  Principals are the Difference Makers: Positive Culture and Climate- The ‘How’           Other speakers include Daniel Pink,
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S-CCATE Validation Study Ends- Final Award Winners

By Christine Mason From October 2017- April 2018, CEI conducted a validation study of our School – Compassionate Culture Analytic Tool for Educators (S-CCATE). During that time over 800 teachers from 25 states, the District of Columbia, and six countries responded to our online survey. In January 2018, we announced 11 award winners; our March
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Compassionate School Culture: Add Your Voice – Respond by March 22

Click here to begin the survey. Principals, please forward to your teachers to respond.  We welcome responses from K-8 teachers We are getting so close – yet the validity of our scale will be increased if we have a few more responses. So we are extending the deadline to March 22. Help us reach our goal! We are
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A Teacher’s Appeal to the Heart – Does Spirituality Have a Place in Schools?

By Marah Barrows, CEI Intern, and Christine Mason Does spirituality have a place in schools? A tough question. Particularly since we have been ingrained with the separation of religion and state and also because we are acutely aware that we do not want to impose our religion or spirituality on others. But what is spirituality?
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Ontario Principals’ Council Now Supporting Compassion Validation Study

8 days left to respond! International Study – Deadline Feb. 28 Click here to begin the survey. Principals, please forward to your teachers to respond.  We welcome responses from K-8 teachers in the U.S., Canada and other countries! The Ontario (Canada) Principals’ Council (OPC) has just come on board to support our Compassionate School Culture Validation Study. We
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Practice Gratitude this Valentine’s Day

By Joanna Marzano, CEI Intern Editor’s Note: Teachers and principals, you may want to consider the exercise Joanna provides for part of your opening exercises on Valentine’s Day. Or perhaps daily for Valentine’s Week. I am sure at some point in your life someone has advised you to ‘listen to your heart.’ Although this saying
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Poverty – What is a Compassionate Response?

by Christine Mason Editors Note: in 2016-2017, CEI took a deep look at hunger and food scarcity. Over several months, we conducted background research, wrote blogs, posted eArticles in Wow! Ed, and even held a competition to stimulate classroom investigations and projects.  This year we are turning to Poverty, with a similar in-depth dive. Poverty?
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