6 Days to Respond: Help Validate our School Compassionate Culture Survey

Please take 12-15 minutes to help validate our school climate scale. Our sincere thanks to teachers from 21 states, DC, and one Latin American Country who have already responded. $750 in prizes to be awarded. Dec. 20 Deadline Your responses will make a difference. S-CCATE (The School- Compassionate Culture Analytic Tool for Educators) is appropriate for[…]

Further SEL: Participate in School Compassionate Culture Validation Study

  Paul Liabenow, President of CEI and Executive Director of MEMSPA, the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association, in describing the need for this measure of social emotional learning, says, “The situation is urgent. Teachers and principals are challenged by the lack of capacity to deal with social emotional learning. Your participation in this[…]

PeaceJam: A Program To Reduce Bullying and Further Compassion

By Nicole Colchete, CEI Intern What Is PeaceJam? Over 1.25 million students have participated in PeaceJam clubs since it began in 1996.  During that time 14 Nobel Peace prize winners have facilitated 31 million peace projects in 39 countries. PeaceJam is a program that reduces bullying without directly discussing bullying. Rather, Peacejam uses compassion training[…]

CEI to Present at Principals Conference July 11 in Philadelphia

By Christine Mason, CEI Executive Director Mindfulness: Healing Trauma with the School Compassionate Culture Analytic Tool in Heart Centered Learning Communities Tuesday, July 11, 7:30-8:45 am, Room 103B at the National Principals Conference in Philadelphia, PA Participants engage in exercises to learn about trauma, mindfulness and S-CCATE (School Compassionate Cultural Analytic Tool for Educators) as[…]

CEI Presents at Syracuse Early Care Conference

Christine Mason, CEI Executive Director, and Orinthia Harris, CEI STEM presenter, delivered two CEI workshops at the Early Care & Education Conference, sponsored by SUNY, on June 8 and 9, in Syracuse New York. As part of CEI’s STEM Road Show, Ms. Harris spoke on Early Childhood STEM and Robotics. At her session, enthusiastic participants[…]

Education’s Role in Nurturing Children in Finland

By Rachel Kelly, CEI Intern While the education system in the United States has created more competitive standardized tests and strict guidelines to ensure that American students keep up with the rest of the world, Finland is taking the opposite approach. Finland has eased up on expectations and standards, with less emphasis on testing and[…]

Teaching Mindfulness through Feminism and Intersectionality

By Marielle Byhouwer “Having a daughter changed my perspective. I did not truly understand the pain and frustration of the obstacles girls and women face until my daughter, and I, indirectly, faced them together.” These are the words of my father. I am a biracial, middle class woman. My mother was adopted from South Korea[…]

Four Books on Feelings

By Jordan Gilliard, CEI Intern Many books for children, educators, and parents highlight the vulnerable emotions that students tackle both inside and outside of the classroom. These books can help children understand their emotions and build greater awareness of themselves and others.  Here is a sampler of a few books that are highly recommended by[…]