In this edWebinar, Christa M. Tinari explored the everyday reasons why kindness efforts might fail. Drawing from the latest research on the impact of social-emotional learning on school climate, Christa provides a compelling rationale for integrating SEL into kindness campaigns. She identified key social-emotional skills, such as emotional literacy, empathy, perspective taking, and upstander skills, that can help students (and staff) show kindness even when it’s hard to do.
In this edWebinar, Susan Hall shared her leadership journey, which started with a Harvard MBA and a career with two Fortune 500 companies, then took a new turn as she and her husband co-founded 95 Percent Group. Learn more about Susan’s journey, and the qualities she has found to be most important…
How do you disseminate ideas on the science of character, social emotional learning, and flourishing in today’s world far and wide? Learn two fantastic resources to support these ideas.
In this edWebinar the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation interviewed the oldest living Medal of Honor Recipient, Robert D. Maxwell. On 7 September 1944, then Technician 5th Grade Maxwell “by his calmness, tenacity, and fortitude, inspired his fellows to continue the unequal struggle” before throwing himself on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers. In this interview, Mr. Maxwell discussed his experiences during World War II, the actions for which he earned the award, and what he has learned in the 72 years he has worn the Medal of Honor.
Creative experiences that challenge students to observe, articulate, reimagine, and take risks help build their confidence and leadership capacity. In this edWebinar, panelists shared new approaches to shared leadership in schools.
In this edWebinar, you will learn from a past teacher, superintendent, state schools chief, and former director of education, College Ready, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From her amazing story, viewers will glean practical ideas and methods in order to:
This webinar told the story of the Baale Parwaz Library project that was co-founded by Sajia Darwish, a junior at Mount Holyoke College, who has been studying in the U.S with the support of AGFAF, so she can return to help the Afghan people. Sajia shared how she returned to her country, and in one summer, built a library at her former school, Mohammad Asif Mayel School – a school of 3,500 students that had no library. Any educator who wants to be inspired by what can be accomplished by a young women with dedication to help her people should view this webinar!
Moving from simply believing in a cause to action based on real understanding of the issues — it’s the crux that many teachers struggle with when it comes to service learning. Yet we know that with understanding comes tolerance and sympathy, and ultimately a deeper learning experience. Hear how teachers are using a free service-learning curriculum to help their students make a meaningful impact.
This webinar introduced a new, free character education curriculum for elementary students from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. This new Medal of Honor Character Development Program contains free lesson plans that are appropriate for students in grades K-6.
Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry told his personal story of service in Afghanistan during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (CMOHF). This recorded interview is an exciting learning opportunity for students.
As Memorial Day approaches it is important for us to pause and think about the ultimate sacrifice that many of our service members, and their families, have made. Learn more about the true meaning of this American holiday and to find ways to honor the day with your students. This webinar featured lessons, activities, and videos you can use with your students on Memorial Day or any day.
Connecting young children with nature should be about fostering a sense of wonder rather than on the teaching of facts. Learn how to use nature to support the social and emotional development of young children and how connections with nature promote such desired dispositions as empathy, caring, and curiosity.
Take daily conflicts with children and between children (hitting, tattling, name calling) and turn these moments into opportunities to teach missing social and emotional skills. This workshop explored the relationship between personal loss and aggression/violence/revenge in the classroom and home, and offer proactive solutions for teachers and parents to start implementing immediately.
“You can do anything you want as long as you care enough. You just have to care enough to try.”
Deborah Delisle’s father spoke those words to her when she was five years old, and they’ve stayed with her through her life and career. In this webinar, Deborah spoke about things she has learned along her journey from the classroom to the highest levels of education as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Medal of Honor Recipient Chuck Hagemeister told his personal story during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (CMOHF). We encourage teachers and their elementary classes to watch Mr. Hagemeister recount his experiences growing up and his actions leading to the Medal of Honor.
March is Women’s History Month. Be ready with new lesson plans highlighting the courage and commitment — and the controversy — of Mary Walker, our country’s only female Medal of Honor Recipient. Learn surprising details about Walker and her groundbreaking actions so that you can inspire your students to venture out on their own unique paths with courage and commitment.
Many of our students are visual and kinetic learners; others find it hard to relate to the qualities of excellence our Medal of Honor Recipients embody. In this webinar, the presenter explored two lessons that will engage these students more easily using this free curriculum.
Medal of Honor Recipient Jay Vargas told his personal story during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (CMOHF). This interview is an exciting learning opportunity for students. We encourage teachers and their classes, 5th grade and up, to watch Mr. Vargas recount his experiences growing up as part of an immigrant family and share his thoughts on courage and commitment.
What are the qualities that make women good leaders? How can we begin to nurture these qualities in girls from a young age? Deb and Kathy led an engaging conversation on some of the latest research on the strengths of women and leaders, and real life experiences of women who have achieved significant leadership roles in education and business.
The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military honor given for acts of gallantry above and beyond the call of duty. One of our nation’s treasures are our Medal of Honor recipients. Since World War II, more than half of the Medals of Honor have been awarded to a person who was killed during their act of bravery (posthumously). This webinar examined the stories of three posthumous Medal of Honor recipients: Douglas Munro, World War II; Richard Etchberger, Vietnam War; and Michael Murphy, War in Afghanistan.
Medal of Honor Recipient Tom Kelley told his personal story during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. This live interview was an exciting learning opportunity for students. We encourage teachers and their classes, 5th grade and up, to watch and ask questions as Mr. Kelley recounts his experiences and shares his thoughts on courage and commitment.
Educators are constantly on the hunt for full-length books that are both engaging and appropriate to student grade levels. How do we find reading materials that can sustain student interest, address relevant themes, improve language skills, and complement lessons we are already using in the classroom? In this webinar, Dana Maddock reviewed several full-length books by or about Medal of Honor recipients and demonstrate how to select books that will inform — and inspire — you and your students.
In this webinar, the Cathy Ehlers-Metcalf guided a discussion on August 1945, and what that month meant to the United States, Japan, the world, and the future. Specifically, why does it still matter today? The sacrifices made then are validated—or wasted—by the choices we make now. The history is 70-year-old news, but the lessons from it are applicable across disciplines, geographies, and decades. View the webinar and discover ways to make that monumental month meaningful to all students today.
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award the United States can bestow. Yet the journey of the Medal from its inception to today has often been tumultuous and dramatic. This webinar focused on engaging ideas for teaching the colorful history of the Medal to students and supporting them in navigating the often tenuous balance between sacrifice, merit, and recognition.