One Social and Emotional Learning Step That Matures Students
By: Tim Elmore “My students enter the classroom as if they’re customers. They expect me to serve them curriculum, make it fun, and work hard to ensure they make good grades. It’s like they’re consumers,” bemoaned one teacher I met in Missouri. Then, she had an epiphany. “I guess they are consumers in one sense,” she concluded. “They digest a subject each day for
Compassion and Consequences: Can We Lead Students with Both?
By: Tim Elmore Last month, a Chicago Metra train conductor was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight. Not long after, photos of the robbery suspect were released, and that’s when the armed thief was apprehended. Even though he was wearing a mask, it all happened so quickly. You’ll never guess how the thief was captured so fast. When the security camera’s photos were published,
How to Teach Social and Emotional Skills Without Being a Therapist
By: Tim Elmore Last month, I asked a group of educators a question, and the answer was revealing. A group of 21 teachers who use our Habitudes for Social and Emotional Learning all said they enjoyed the classroom conversation our images sparked but admitted: “Whenever I teach social and emotional skills, it inevitably brings up emotional issues like conflict resolution or anger management.
The Best Way to View the Pandemic, Two Years Into COVID-19
By: Tim Elmore The name COVID-19 is derived from three words. The first syllable, CO, is taken from corona. The second syllable, VI, is taken from virus. The D is for disease. And the number 19, reminds us that the virus began in 2019 when we first heard about missteps in a lab in China. The first infections took place among Chinese