What Can Teachers Do to Become Anti-Racist Educators?

By Melody Mann, CEI Intern Note: This blog is part 4 of a series on supporting Black students in schools. Part 1 covered what bias looks like towards Black girls in schools can be found here. Part 2 brought to light what changes can be made on a school-wide level and can be found here.
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How Teachers Can Implement Anti-Racist Practices in the Classroom

By Kaela Farrise, M.A., CEI Program Assistant, Innovation & Research Support Note: This blog is part 3 of a series on supporting Black students in schools. Part 1 which specifically addressed what bias looks like towards Black girls in schools can be found here, and part 2 which addressed changes that can be made on
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How Can Schools Create Safe Spaces for Black Students?

By Kaela Farrise, M.A., CEI Program Assistant, Innovation & Research Support Note: This blog is part 2 of a series on supporting Black students in Schools. Part 1 which specifically addressed bias towards Black girls in schools can be found by clicking here. The pain and suffering of Black people have been at the forefront
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With Compassion and Love Comes Goodness and Healing

Michele Rivers Murphy, CEI Associate Director of Heart Centered Learning Love and suffering are closely related, most certainly in the mutual intensity of emotion they provoke. As we have all experienced so personally in this past year, as deeply as we love, we also feel the depth of suffering that is part of our shared
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Part I: The CASEL Guide to School-Wide Social and Emotional Learning

By Kelsey Remeis, CEI Intern CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, released The CASEL Guide to Schoolwide Social and Emotional Learning in the summer of 2020. This guide provides a step by step process for cultivating a school community that uses SEL in every part of the students’ experience. The guide consists
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The Power of the Collective: Overcoming Adversities Together Through the Community Resiliency Model

By Melody Mann, CEI Intern The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) is an evidence based practice that focuses on training community members to help one another as a collective in their wider social networks. This skill-based stabilization program helps people understand how to realign the natural balance of their nervous system (Trauma Resource Institute, 2020). CRM
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Building Community Resilience: Healthcare workers and Educators Addressing and Reducing Trauma (HEART) Collective

By Taylor Bryan Turner, SAMHSA Region One Assistant Regional Administrator, and Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support The collective trauma we are enduring with the COVID-19 pandemic, persistent racial injustice, and violence in our nation’s capital and around the country, has led communities to come together to address youth and family mental
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Advocating for Community Wellness: Empowering Student, Family, and Educator Voice

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support, and Ingrid Padgett, CEI Director of Communications and Development Who knows better what a school community needs to thrive than the students, families, and educators who serve them? Often, policies, procedures, and important decisions are crafted by administrators at the district, state, and federal level,
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