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As we all grapple with the impact of Covid-19, caring for the hearts and souls of our children has become more important than ever. This year, JLW has planned a variety of learning opportunities to highlight best principles in social emotional learning (SEL). This summer, we’ll start with a three-part, drop-in book group, looking at a chapter from each of three books on the topic. Each session will include a facilitated discussion with Dana Sheanin on the selected chapter, with a particular focus on how to lean into SEL as we return to educational settings (virtual and in person) this fall.

This week’s selection: Nurturing Students’ Character: Everyday Teaching Activities for Social Emotional Learning, Jeffrey Kress PhD and Maurice Elias PhD (Chapter 3)

To receive an electronic copy of the selected chapter, please email

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