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Social-Emotional Learning 101
Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
Paula Yoo is an award-winning author of picture books including Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story, and YA novels and narrative nonfiction, including From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement. Paula is also a TV writer/producer, screenwriter, and professional violinist. You can watch Paula's interview on YA books, including Vincent Chin, here.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) — different forms of chronic or acute stress — can result from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse to gang violence, poverty, or natural disasters. They can affect a child in the short and long term and show up in the classroom as disruptive or violent behavior, depression, or anxiety.
Cynthia Leitich Smith, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, is an award-winning author and the 2021 NSK Neustadt Laureate. In this interview, she talks about her entry into the publishing world, her books and her work on Heartdrum, and the changing landscape in publishing for Native writers and illustrators.
Matt de la Peña is an award-winning author of numerous books for young adults and children. In this interview, Matt talks about the community where he grew up, his conversations with young people about reading and writing, and how he continues to reflect on his own identity and experiences through his books.
Traci Sorell writes award-winning fiction and nonfiction for young people of all ages, focusing primarily on the contemporary lives of Native peoples.
Minh Lê is the award-winning author of Drawn Together and Lift (both illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat) and other picture books for young readers. He is also the author of Green Lantern: Legacy, a middle grade graphic novel for DC Comics.
Kekla Magoon is the award-winning author of many novels and nonfiction books for young readers, including The Season of Styx Malone, The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall's Life, Leadership and Legacy, She Persisted: Ruby Bridges, and the Robyn Hoodlum Adventure series.
Setting the Tone for the Day, for the School, for the District Through Social Emotional Learning
How Social and Emotional Learning Can Help Students Who Have Experienced Trauma
Something that has been critical in my professional development is to always, always, always make sure that I’m keeping families front and center because ultimately the family health is what will determine our students’ health and their academic success.