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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Racism, White Supremacy, & Neo-Nazism

By Christine Mason When will the evil of racism, white supremacy, and neo-nazism end?  How have the extremists groups supporting such bigotry and hate operated in the U.S. historically? How are these topics handled in classrooms in America? Are we having adequate discussions with our students? The Rev. William Gardner wrote about these issues in 2009, saying,
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National Call for Inclusive Values

CEI supports this call for inclusivity The following organizations have sent out a national call for inclusivity and the banishment of fear in our schools: The School Superintendents Association (AASA) American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
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CEI’s 21st Century Learning Rubric

By Christine Mason CEI’s 21st Century Rubric  incorporates a way to plan and measure the key elements of CEI’s vision for education. The Rubric is a tool for planning, assessment, and monitoring implementation of heart centered, neuroscience, and STEAM/STEM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) curricula, lessons, and practices in K-12 classrooms and schools. The rubric is
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Let the Numbers Speak: DC Bilingual’s Data-Driven Success

By Katie Delis, CEI Intern In an engaging and informative interview, Principal Daniela Anello demonstrated how participating in a data-driven, innovative dual language immersion program at DC Bilingual provides students and parents alike with resources for life-long learning. DC Bilingual is a dual language immersion charter school in the nation’s capitol that educates children in
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21st Century Solutions….CEI Presentation at NAESP Conference

By Annie Burch, CEI Intern This year at the summer NAESP conference in Long Beach, CEI had the privilege of hosting a session on implementing 21st century solutions in the classroom. CEI executive director Dr. Christine Mason described CEI’s work with the CEI Technology Use Guidelines. In addition, with the assistance of intern Annie Burch,
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Community Schools as a Model for Heart Centered Education

In the April 2015 Wow!Ed Newsletter an article by Dr. Michele Rivers Murphy, a CEI Research Associate, addressed Crossing the Boundaries of Home, School and Community with Compassion Courage and Confidence.  In that article Dr. Murphy highlighted some of the accomplishments of Dr.  Ramona Bishop, Superintendent of Vallejo’s Unified School District (VCUSD) in California. In
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Save the Date: February 5, 2015, CEI STEAM Learning Showcase

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) Leaning Showcase Explore, Learn, Share and Collaborate Time: 4:30 pm ‘“ 6:30 pm Location: Potomac Preparatory Public Charter School, Washington, D.C. Join us for a unique Q&A session designed to offer school leaders “hands-on” learning opportunities with the newest STEAM applications. Just as science and technology transformed our economy
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