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Belonging is a fundamental human need. What strategies that educators can use to help students feel more secure in their school experiences?
Jacob Williams looks at the role educators can play in supporting youth to help keep them out of trouble and discusses several risk domains associated with young people based on a new, comprehensive literature review.
Cyberbullying, or electronic aggression, is unwanted behavior by a student or group of students that occurs through email, chat rooms, instant message, websites or social media. Like in-person bullying, cyberbullying presents a serious risk to the psychological, physical and social safety of
      Date and time: August 22, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Education Northwest, 101 SW Main, Suite 500, Portland, Oregon 97204 Cost: $40 Scholarships available for rural youth development programs. Contact Celeste Janssen for more information on scholarships. Throughout the United States,
United by a common mission to improve the lives of our children and communities in the Northwest, the Institute for Youth Success (formerly known as Oregon Mentors) will merge with Education Northwest effective August 15, 2015. This merger will create a full-service, innovative regional center to
Research shows that developing students' social and emotional skills can lead to better academic and life outcomes. Check out this collection of recent, readily available studies and articles.
Since this post appeared in March, 2015 as part of our series on collective impact, the Institute for Youth Success has joined Education Northwest to better support youth-serving agencies in Oregon and across the region. Collective impact initiatives have data at the core of their efforts to
This blog post comes from 90% by 2020, a broad partnership promoting student success in Anchorage, Alaska, and continues our March series on collective impact—an approach that mobilizes the community to form a long-term and permanent solution to a societal problem. See our news article about 90% by
Educators and community members often view evaluation in the same way as they think of the work of Dr. “Ducky” Mallard, the fictional medical examiner on the popular TV series, NCIS. While viewers may think that what Ducky does is important—examining corpses to determine their time and cause of
Welcome to the Oregon Leadership Network's monthly blog series. Topics relate to building the capacity of education leaders to sustain research-based...
An effective and evidence-based way to improve schools, nonprofits, and government agencies is to make decisions in partnership with those being served. This six-page resource provides an overview and tips for educators and youth workers.
As a former teacher, I often run into adults I taught years ago when they were children and marvel at what they’ve achieved. Sometimes my mind scrambles, though, to square the confident, accomplished person in front of me with the child who struggled to write an expository paragraph or make sense
Think through important decisions on why to measure SEL, how to use SEL data and which skills, mindsets and capacities are appropriate to measure with this informative two-page guide.
The following resources, developed by our National Mentoring Center project (1998-2012) can help school administrators and staff, as well as their community partners, design and implement effective mentoring services in K-12 school settings. The ABCs of School-Based Mentoring This revised version
The presence of traumatized children in our schools is nothing new, but research now shows us how we, as educators, can moderate the effects of trauma on students' ability to learn.
Want to learn the basics of social and emotional learning? Download this primer to learn concepts you can use to help students develop “nonacademic skills” and reach their full potential.
How do you measure social and emotional learning, and how do you know your supports are working? Tune in to this February 22 webinar featuring a Q & A with national expert Hunter Gehlbach.
Here is a sampling of the research-based resources and conversations we shared: Stopping the Spread of Math Anxiety Math anxiety goes a lot deeper than simply disliking math. Students who experience this form of anxiety have an acutely negative emotional response to situations that involve math.
Social and emotional learning is critical for students, but the concepts can be confusing. In this article, Education Northwest's experts weigh in on the best places for educators to start.
The Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest is hosting Empowered Hour: Conversations on Youth Success (and Drinks!).

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