Featured Fellow: Combating Fatigue and Burnout with Ali Sumski, Bridge Program Support Specialist

By Aparajitha Suresh, CEI Intern Having worked as a mental health provider for over three years, Ali Sumski is no stranger to finding compassion amidst burnout and fatigue. Sumski works at Methuen High School, a public high school located in a gateway city. Here, the student body features a higher than average percentage of students
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How Two Schools in India Are Overcoming the Challenges of the Pandemic

By Zenisha Shah, CEI Writer and Counselor at Innisfree House School What might have been the response if you asked a student or teacher a year ago if they imagined having all their classes, interaction with classmates, and school events online? They would probably have been surprised or confused by the idea. Today, online school
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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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