Blog Category: Classroom Learning (EOL/SEL)

Education During a Pandemic – Envision the Positive

Back-to-school Blog - Stay Positive

  Finding the Silver Linings in Education During a Pandemic By Beth Buoro By its very nature, education is always on a forward trajectory; students, families, teachers, and administrators are on a lifelong path of growth and learning together. Education during a pandemic is strikingly different.  Yet education must go on.  In the face of […]




5 Ways to Help Bring Ease to Back-to-School

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5 Ways To Help Bring Ease to Back-to School By Anne Louise Wagner How will the back-to-school transition go this fall? We’re all still learning! No matter what the start of school looks like for you and your family, there are some universal ideas about how to help your students and their teachers. We spoke […]




Connecting with Students During a Pandemic

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Connecting with Students During A Pandemic By Ryan McCormick We are now several months into this pandemic and as schools around the country reopen under new and varied protocols, educators are prioritizing connecting with students and building relationships over all else. However, given new school protocols and practice, building these relationships may seem hard or […]




Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Leadership in the Time of COVID-19  By Jim Grout Rick Hess, whose blogs are frequently posted on Education Week, is one of my favorite no-nonsense, thoughtful observers about education and life in general. Reading his recent blog entitled Five Thoughts on the Coronavirus and Schools, I was struck by how much it has to do […]




No Quick Fix to Social & Emotional Learning In School

We Agree, There is No Quick Fix to Social and Emotional Learning in School.  But We Do Have a Solution! By Ryan McCormick & Jim Grout Marc Brackett and Diana Divecha, experts in social and emotional learning (SEL) from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, recently published an article in Education Week emphasizing the growing […]




School Culture Thrives

School Culture Thrives When Relationships Abound A Retrospective Before, During, and Projections After COVID-19 By Jim Grout I recently delivered High 5 Adventure’s first-ever virtual workshop. As one who has always relied upon in-person teaching to form connections and build relationships, the thought of going virtual was somewhat intimidating. I envisioned that our learning atmosphere […]




Social Emotional Learning

What The World Needs Now…  And What Schools Can Provide By Jim Grout What does it take to educate a child today, to equip them with diverse skills and inner motivation to learn and make their mark in the world?  The short answer is, it takes a lot. A more comprehensive answer to those daunting […]