Social Emotional Learning

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Do White People Really Know How to Have More Than One Black Friend?

By Rebecca Carroll | Originally Published at The Guardian. September 3. 2014 7.45 EDT Photographic Credit; Becoming close friends with black people may not occur to most white people at all. Unless it’s Beyoncé. Who doesn't want to be friends with her? Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA A system [...]

Do White People Really Know How to Have More Than One Black Friend? 2016-11-29T17:37:38+00:00

6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children

Photograph; iStock Image | First Book. By Bree Ervin | Originally Published at Everyday Feminism and re-published at EmpathyEducates with their permission. August 30, 2014 Talking about race is challenging for many parents, especially White parents. There is a lot of fear and uncertainty about this topic [...]

6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children 2016-11-29T17:37:38+00:00

Why ‘Funny Kid Shaming’ Isn’t Really Funny

Photograph; Teenage girl (16-18) sitting by laptop, woman in background. A mother? A stranger? What is the relationship and if the girl is shamed what will she think and do? By Vicki Hoefle | Originally Published at Huffington Post. August 21, 2014 2:11 PM We live in [...]

Why ‘Funny Kid Shaming’ Isn’t Really Funny 2016-11-29T17:37:43+00:00

A White Sheriff, His Black Son; Kitchen Table Conversations About Race

Beyond Ferguson there are countless race-related conversations. We are also talking about the police. When the two come together…Well, what do you think? A White Sheriff, His Black Son…What might the two say when they sit down to dinner? Race. Justice. Might a kitchen table conversation help [...]

A White Sheriff, His Black Son; Kitchen Table Conversations About Race 2016-11-29T17:37:43+00:00

Wisdom from Ferguson’s Children

"To teach is to learn twice."~ Joseph Joubert (Moralist. Essayist) What is education? Is it testing? Teaching? Is it the Common Core Curriculum? Is it the possibility of opting-out? Is education the search for wisdom? And what about the children? Where might they be in [...]

Wisdom from Ferguson’s Children 2016-11-29T17:37:44+00:00

Why More and More Restaurants Are Banning Kids

By Roya Wolverson @royawolverson | Originally Published at Quartz. August 16, 2014 The first time I saw an infant at a raucous concert in Brooklyn, NY, I was shocked. I was in my late 20s and had had it with the abrasive noise and spilled beer after [...]

Why More and More Restaurants Are Banning Kids 2016-11-29T17:37:45+00:00

Challenging the Roots of Violence

By Bree Ervin @thinkbanned | Originally Published at Think Banned Thoughts. August 7, 2014 · 1:09 PM | Photograph Source YWCA/ Just a quickie before I dash out the door - I’m on my way to an interview that has me thinking about violence – a [...]

Challenging the Roots of Violence 2016-11-29T17:37:47+00:00

Trauma In The Trenches of Gun-Weary Chicago

Do our school children get enough sleep? Do they get enough to eat? Are they ready for days of stringent testing? By the time our children arrive at school they are tired and weary. Their eyes are teary. In every moment of their young lives they live [...]

Trauma In The Trenches of Gun-Weary Chicago 2016-11-29T17:37:47+00:00

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

Greetings and Salutations! We haven’t met yet, but we will meet soon. I need to apologize in advance because I am going to be one of “those” parents. You know, the ones who are constantly checking in, perhaps over protective to a fault. In my [...]

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher 2016-11-29T17:37:49+00:00