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[…]

Mindfulness and Maslow

By Marah Barrow, CEI Intern In public education, teachers are asked to address the needs of students coming from diverse backgrounds, making this task rather daunting. More times than not, especially at the elementary level, students may have difficulty expressing their needs, and how these needs can most effectively be met. The needs of a[…]

11 Award Winners and More Opportunities – Validation Study Continuing

By Christine Mason, CEI Executive Director and Paul Liabenow, CEI President A huge, huge thanks to all who have responded to our Compassionate Schools Validation Study. Round 1 ended yesterday and we are starting Round 2 today, with more opportunities for your input — once again we will be awarding 11 Amazon gift cards.   Click here to[…]

Last 7 days! Please take 15 min. for Compassion

By Christine Mason, CEI Executive Director Where do you see schools in 5 to 10 years? What matters to you? If you care about children and what schools can do to help them, please take 12-15 minutes to help us validate the S-CCATE (School- Compassionate Culture Analytic Tool for Educators). Click here to begin the survey. Principals, please[…]

MLK, Justice, and Compassionate Schools

By Christine Mason The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Today we honor a great leader. In 1947, while a student at Morehouse College, Dr. King admonished educators to focus on more than just knowledge and[…]

Respond Now: Help Validate our School Compassionate Culture Survey

Please take 12-15 minutes to help validate our school climate scale. We are looking for K-8 teachers to respond. School leaders please forward to teachers at your school or district! Our sincere thanks to teachers from 21 states, DC, and one Latin American Country who have already responded. $750 in prizes to be awarded. Jan.[…]

Deadline Extended to Jan. 29: 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[…]

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[…]