Facing History and Finding Destiny in the South Bronx

Posted by Gregory Jones on February 8, 2019


New York State's Teacher of the Year, high school history teacher Alhassan Susso, wants us to let go: “If we hold on to our history, we do it at the expense of our destiny.”

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Topics: Teaching, Social and Emotional Learning

Why Our Kids Need Social Emotional Learning

Posted by Jennifer and Peter Buffett on October 17, 2017

These are deeply troubling times. Every day, the rights of marginalized people face renewed attack. Hate crimes have surged. Our national dialogue continues to spiral further into destructive narratives of us vs. them.

Many of us are struggling to process these assaults on our values; to stand up for our friends and neighbors; to lift up the compassion, empathy, and care that bind us together. But while recent events have been difficult to understand for adults, they are even more difficult to explain to our children.  

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Topics: Social and Emotional Learning

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