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National University Announces the National University Teacher of the Year, Awards Alejandro Diasgranados $50,000 and a Full-Ride Scholarship to National University

Alejandro Diasgranados of Aiton Elementary School in Washington, D.C. selected from more than 51 state winners as 2020 National University Teacher Award winner   Today, the National University Teacher Award (NUTA) announced that Alejandro Diasgranados, a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Aiton Elementary School in Washington, D.C., is the nation’s top inspiring teacher for 2020. Mr. Diasgranados was selected from more than 51 state winners and will receive a check for $50,000 and is eligible for a full scholarship for National University’s Master’s Degree Program …

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 …