Executive Functioning and Academic Achievement

By Andrew Davis, CEI Intern From a blog post by Daniel Young (2013): ‘I asked him, ‘˜Do you have a homework routine?’ The answer was a clear ‘˜No. I just get it done after I play outside,’ Jake said. His grades were reflecting the inconsistent quality of his non-strategic approach. After asking, it became clear how
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Opportunities for Trauma Education Online

By: Dana Asby, CEI Intern  Advances in neuroscience over the past decade have led to a greater understanding of how trauma affects student behavior and outcomes and how we educate stakeholders about those effects. The psychology community has expanded its idea of trauma to include not just abuse, neglect, natural disasters, and war, but also
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MINDFULNESS Practices

By: Dana Asby, CEI Intern  Mindfulness Practices: Cultivating Heart Centered School Communities Where Students Focus and Flourish promotes ways in which educators can uplift students by implementing mindful breathing, yoga, meditation, and instruction in classrooms, and building caring, kind, compassionate schools. Based on heart centered learning, Mindfulness Practices explains through research the influential power that
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Oprah and Congress Agree: Trauma-Informed Care Deserves our Attention

By: Dana Asby, CEI Intern  Mental health professionals have long settled the nature versus nurture debate with the conclusion that there is a complex dance between the two that results in an individual’s developmental trajectory. Therapists who work with trauma survivors have clinical experience backed up with empirical evidence that proves that adverse childhood experiences
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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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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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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
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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
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