Defiant or Depressed? Working with Black Girls in the School Setting

By Kaela Farrise, CEI Intern Because children spend more time with teachers and other school personnel during a typical school year than almost anyone else, teachers have a huge opportunity to lift students up. Teachers can also have a negative impact on students’ overall development because of their own unaddressed biases and assumptions. The distinction
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New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Announces Inaugural Fellows

By Christine Mason and Martha Staeheli The New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (New England MHTTC) Network, one of the 10 Regional Centers of the MHTTC Network, announced today the 23 Fellows who will support the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC). The C-TLC Fellows Program, under the auspices of the Yale Program for Recovery and
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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
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Careful the Things You Say

By Amber Nicole Dilger, CEI Associate In Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Into the Woods, there’s a haunting song that warns us: Careful the things you say, Children will listen. Careful the things you do, Children will see, and learn. Click to listen to my recording of ‘Children Will Listen.’ Our Feedback. In my work as a
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Heart Beaming

Heart Beaming is a method Dr. Christine Mason, CEI Director, and Karen Lee Banks, M. ED., CEI Research Associate, developed from yoga/meditation practice to help students relieve stress, improve performance, and enhance classroom interactions through song, dance, movement, fun, laughter and positive thinking. In this module, you will learn yoga/meditation practice and how to combine
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How to Build a Vibrant School Culture

School culture is a school’s climate, its atmosphere, its values. James Collins and Jerry Porras call it the “core ideology’…the enduring character of an organization ‘“ a consistent identity that transcends product or market life cycles, technological breakthroughs, management fads, and individual leaders.’ How does a strong school culture impact student achievement and other important
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