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Exciting Updates Are Coming to Harmony SEL

Get the inside scoop on new features and themes.   We have big news! Just like the learning communities we support, Harmony SEL continues to grow and develop. Driven by the latest research in SEL education and child development, we are updating Harmony with additional games and storybooks and an all-new unit structure. These units build on one another to create a comprehensive SEL program …

Harmony SEL And Johns Hopkins University Share SEL Best Practices

Harmony SEL And Johns Hopkins University Share SEL Best Practices Download the latest research-to-practice brief on the components of effective SEL.   Now more than ever, educators want strategies to support the social and emotional needs of their students. However, it is not always clear where to start, or which active ingredients are needed for effective SEL programs. Fortunately, research demonstrates what classroom teachers need to …

9 Educators We’re Celebrating for Women’s History Month

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Learn more about the women who have influenced our team… March is Women’s History Month, and our teams at Harmony SEL and Inspire Teaching & Learning are celebrating women who have shaped the field of education and championed social and emotional learning. Get to know the people behind our programs and the women who inspire us to #ChoosetoChallenge!   Charlotte Danielson  …

Looking into the 2021 SEL Telescope

Edited by Nick Yoder, PhD Introduction  One of the pictorial metaphors I have appreciated the most in 2020 is the vision of multiple boats who are all in the same storm—with high waves and lightning—each attempting to reach the shore. However, the boats are different sizes, have different numbers of people and resources on board, and are made of different materials. So although each is …

Putting the Pieces Together to Form Harmonious Relationships

By Nick Yoder, PhD The creation, development, and refinement of Harmony SEL is driven by the need for young people to develop the skills and be in environments (in classrooms and other settings) that lead to harmonious social interactions (Hanish et al., 2017). The program and associated activities are predominately driven by Intergroup Contact Theory (Allport, 1954), which states that diverse groups of individuals will …

Participate in a Study with Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Learn how you can take part in innovative research about adult SEL. Inspire and Harmony are thrilled to sponsor an innovative new study conducted by our partners at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In an effort to inform research and policy and support the social and emotional health of pre-K–12 educators across the country, Yale researchers Marc Brackett, James Floman, and Annette Ponnock will lead a study on equity in educator well-being. The goal of the study is to gain actionable knowledge on educator’s emotional resilience and health in the context of ongoing crises throughout the …

Master the Art of Social Emotional Learning at National University

Social emotional learning (SEL) helps students — both children and adults — better understand their thoughts and emotions to become more self-aware and to develop more empathy for others within their community and the world around them. When incorporated into daily learning through programs like Harmony SEL, students can learn skills like communication, problem solving, self-awareness, and more. These skills can lead to better academic …

The 2020 STA Winners Share Their Distance Learning Stories

We are thrilled to celebrate and recognize all our Sanford Teacher Award Winners for exemplifying inspirational instruction in the classroom and remote learning settings. Over the past few months, educators across the country have worked tirelessly to provide engaging and inspirational distance learning to students. School closures and stay-at-home orders have emphasized how important educators and school resources are to the well-being of their students. …