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June 2019

Featured Guest Post:

“What We Do for Ourselves, Directly Affects Everything”
Guest Author: Sharon Bradley – Director of Family and Social Services/SEL, Plano ISD

Summer break is near for most educators and already here for some!

This is the perfect time for us to revisit our self-care plans and reflect upon the effects of stress on our health and overall wellbeing. Several of you may be thinking that this is a topic to think about when students return next school year. However, that could not be further from the truth. This has to be addressed and planned for BEFORE you return to your schools and classrooms to prevent teacher burnout and to increase your effectiveness as an educator, spouse, parent, friend, etc.  Self-care helps us refocus on what is important and true.


May 2019

Making the Case for SEL

Texas Legislation Proposes HB4454: Social and Emotional Learning Standards for Public School Educational Programs

Initiated by Monica Rios (a former SEL student of R. Keeth Matheny), Texas is now considering state standards for SEL. CLICK for more info. 

HB4454 Update: The TX House Education Committee approved HB 4454. Representative Dutton moved that HB 4454 be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it pass and be printed.

Past Posts 2019

April BlogThe Gift of Listening: Integrating Active Listening into Daily Life & School Culture. Click HERE for the full post.

March BlogCreating a Safer, Supportive Learning Environment. Click HERE for the full post.

February BlogWorried About Teens Stress Levels? Give Teens the Tools They Need to Work Through It! Click HERE for the full post.

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