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The Importance of Social Emotional Learning as We Return to School

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What is Social Emotional Learning? According to National University, “social emotional learning (SEL) is a methodology that helps students of all ages to better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others. These learned behaviors are then used to help students make positive, responsible decisions; create frameworks to achieve their…

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Being Open to Various Learning Styles

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For many years the education system has been preaching learning styles. As a huge proponent of learning styles, I have always supported students in finding out where their strongest learning style lands. According to the more complex VARK model, there are 4 styles for which students learn best: visual, auditory, reading and writing, and kinesthetic….

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Vaccination Policies in Schools: What’s Been Announced and What Might Still Be Coming

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As students return to school for the fall, many in-person for the first time since early 2020, school districts across the country have been implementing various strategies to try and ensure student safety and keep school from having to return to remote learning. While the concept of vaccine mandates has been controversial, multiple school districts…

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Is the ISEE Really NEEDED FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS?

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As we approach a new age of the pandemic, the school system faces more challenges and tries to navigate accordingly. Private middle and high schools in Los Angeles are flooded with parents seeking a better education for their child, but they’re continually met with “test optional”, “test blind”, and “school specific.” It’s understandably confusing and…

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