Social and Emotional Learning

12 Mar: Challenges in Schools Require Next Generation Solutions

Challenges in Schools Require Next Generation Solutions Educators are our modern day heroes! Every day, educators are faced with new, more complex and difficult challenges. I travel cross country almost continuously, speaking to students, educators and administrators, with parents and communities, listening to the frustrations and worry that what we’re doing, ‘isn’t working.’ Bullying A lot of the issues that we experienced when we went to school are continuing and even getting worse. Bullying has increased by 21% since we…

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29 Aug: Scarlett Lewis Keynote at University of Rhode Island Educator Workshop

Preparing Educators for a Happy, Healthy and Courageous School Year Scarlett Lewis, Founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, was the keynote speaker for an educator workshop, “Nourishing Insights, Preparing Educators for a Happy, Healthy and Courageous School Year”, at the University of Rhode Island on August 23, 2018. The workshop was sponsored by URI’s Center for Non-Violence & Peace Studies, the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement and the South Kingstown school district. Scarlett addressed over 200 educators about…

15 May: Ceeds of Peace Video on Choose Love Success

      Ceeds of Peace provided us with their video created by Kelley Lum Oshiro, the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement’s Hawaiian ambassador, showing the positive results of the Choose Love Enrichment Program pilot at Ka’elepulu Elementary School. Educators and students alike are capture describing the impact of the program at their school.  Ceeds of Peace is an organization we love and support and was founded by Maya Soetoro-Ng and Kerrie Urosevich at University of Hawaii. Ceeds of Peace offers a…

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01 May: Senate Majority Leader Invites Scarlett Lewis to CT State Capitol

After hearing Scarlett Lewis speak at All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk, CT in February, Connecticut Senator Bob Duff, Senate Majority Leader, invited her to speak to other state Senators about the importance of Social and Emotional Learning and how the Choose Love Movement is helping students learn essential life skills. Senator Duff posted to Facebook:        

05 Apr: Is Social and Emotional Learning in Your Schools?

Advocate for Social and Emotional Learning within Your Schools. Half Our College-Bound Youth will Have a Diagnosable Mental Illness by 18.* I took my son, JT, on a trip to the Middle East recently. I was uneasy about this and called a friend who spent three months in Jerusalem the previous summer. “Lizzy,” I asked, “Did you feel safe while you were there? See, I’m taking my only remaining son and I want to make sure I’m doing the right…