Separating Children from Families at the Border Has Short- and Long-Term Consequences for Mental Health

By Dana Asby, CEI Intern, and Christine Mason US immigration policies resulted in 1,800 immigrant families being separated at the border of the U.S. and Mexico between October 2016 and February 2018 (Rosenberg, 2018). However, stricter and harsher enforcement of these policies during the last two months has gained international attention and a worldwide outcry. The
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Innovations in Early Education Programs

By: Morgan Grant, CEI Intern It’s no secret that early education helps to create a sturdy academic foundation for students.  Various studies about child development have shown us that quality education matters. After all, by age five, 90% of the brain has been developed as over one million neural connections are made per second! The
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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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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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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
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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
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