Social-emotional learning (SEL) has been in the news a lot lately, and this recent surge of news about SEL has come with a good deal of misinformation. In this blog series, we’ll attempt to set the record straight on SEL by exploring the benefits and importance of SEL for young children, highlighting its recent politicization, and understanding what polling tells us about the best way to communicate with parents about the topic.
Educators and Workforce
On this episode, host Rafael Otto speaks with Dr. Marvin Lynn, who most recently served as the dean at Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education.
Yoncalla's partnership with Children's Institute has changed our community.
Working with Children’s Institute and the Early Childhood Coalition gave me a space to speak as an expert in family care and I was able to help shape priorities for the 2021 legislative session.
Thanks to Early Works, I've had opportunities to become a leader in my school and help other families.
Oregon's Early Learning Division has released the Early Learning Map for Oregon (ELMO), an interactive data and planning tool that can help schools, community and state agencies, Early Learning Hubs, advocacy groups, and other early learning partners to plan and...
This week, host Rafael Otto speaks with Dr. Johnny Lake, an international consultant and trainer on community-building, equity, diversity and leadership with a focus on what youth need, and what our education systems need to better serve students and young people.
In this episode, host Rafael Otto speaks with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, whose research has focused on the social and historical foundations of literacy in Black communities and how literacy development can be re-conceptualized in classrooms today.
This week, host Rafael Otto speaks with Leonor Stjepic, who is currently the chief executive officer for The Montessori Group, an organization that provides training in Montessori education for early years communities in the UK and internationally.
“I think we need to change our view of parents from being 'extra work for teachers' to 'assets to the classroom community'," said one attendee of last week's Early Learning Academy, which brought together district teams from around the state to examine their...