Your Daily Break

A dash of Mindfulness-based SEL for everyone!

August! Don't go!

Mid-August has always had that "Sunday Night feel". There is a whole other layer this year and we are holding you in our thoughts as preparations for a new kind of start to the year is before us. We will continue to provide opportunities for self-care and inner reflection and SEL implementation throughout the year in this bi-weekly newsletter.

Be well & breathe,

Liane Benedict & Kate Ginney

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Sanford Fit Slide Deck on Student Self Care (K-2, 3-5)

The lessons in this unit teach kids that recharge is all about energy—and that your energy is a key influencer of healthy choices. You recharge your energy two ways--check out the link for both lessons!
A Lesson On Resilience

Need help will facilitating tough conversations with students? Let's focus on being a great listener!

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"Reading the roadmap alone will be helpful, but it will be more powerful when you process its contents with a broader team". It is recommended you use the organizer tool with your team to preview the sixteen sections of the CASEL toolkit, rank your priorities on a scale of 1 (most immediate) to 3 (this can come later), divide the prioritized sections among your team, and make notes of the action steps you may take and the tools you would like to use or adapt as you make your way through this roadmap.

Before you dive in, it is important that you set the tone for your own thinking and conversations with your team. Take five minutes to think through the five reflection prompts below. Once you have made your way through the prompts, share your thoughts, questions, and concerns with your team members.

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Help Parents with their Student's Growth Mindset: Open the doc below!

“The special courage it takes to experience true belonging is not just about braving the wilderness… We’re going to need to intentionally be with people who are different from us… We’re going to have to learn how to listen, have hard conversations, look for joy, share pain, and be more curious than defensive, all while seeking moments of togetherness.” ~Brene Brown

CASEL Weekly Webinars

As part of CASEL CARES initiative, they are offering free webinars every Friday to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances.