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Circle up: Teaching social-emotional skills year round

Ed Source – Jane Meredith Adams

“What Omar Quinitanilla, 12, liked best about summer school was the worrying. Not his own worrying, which he addressed during a second period “Issues and Choices” class by charting a path from high school to an engineering Ph.D. He relished the concern that teachers at Aim High in Oakland directed at middle schoolers during a five-week session of math, writing and conversation circles about the important stuff — how to take a deep breath and figure out who you want to be. “Every single time we go on a field trip, they worry about you,” Omar said, sounding a bit incredulous. “Safe” is how it made him feel, he said.”(more)

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