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  • Grant Readers Needed for After School Proposals The Connecticut State Department of Education is currently looking for a few good grant readers to help them evaluate grant proposals for after school programs. This is an unpaid, volunteer commitment to read and evaluate three or four proposals (maximum of 40 pages each) and score them on […]

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  • You asked for it and we delivered! The Network’s 2019 – 2020 Professional Development Catalog is here. From Deep Dive Sessions, Fun Fridays and a new CLASP Cohort, this one stop resource lays out an entire year of professional development offerings for after school professionals. In addition to some of our staples such as on-site trainings, […]

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  • SEL Summer Program Resources I love a good find! I bet so do you. Recently I have found tons of excellent free SEL resources on Pinterest’s website.  These easy to implement activities will need minimal time to prep and complete. Also, they will be a great add on too many of your scheduled programs. In […]

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  • What is an Ally? An ally is someone who acts to support those who are bullied. Empowering children to be advocates will help the culture of your program and it will build awareness. By equipping young people with the skills and abilities to be honest and open about their lives, you will support all of […]

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  • What is Bullying? I believe that the word Bully evokes different emotions and attitudes in each person because of the extensive variations of its effects on children.  After reading several varying definitions of “Bullying”, I have chosen the stopbullying.gov definition of Bullying because of its inclusive description of Bullying. “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among […]

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  • A Cautionary Tale for Parents: Sometimes the Ends Do Not Justify the Means I walked into my apartment after a long day at work. Again, I caught my daughter lounging on the couch in my living room. “Ugh,” I thought, “She still hasn’t found the firestick for the television in her room.” I thought it […]

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  • Mediating Summer Camp Disagreements I remember standing between two school-age boys and blocking them from brutalizing each over a kickball game. The disagreement stemmed from a bad call on a play. I ran over once I saw one of the boys screaming and charging over to the other camper. At that moment, I realized that […]

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  • We are gearing up for our summer and fall meetings & workshops. Listed below are a few upcoming opportunities for you to learn more and get involved this summer for yourself or to share with others you may know.  We hope to see you at one or more of these events! Meeting: SEL4CT Communications Planning […]

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  • Interview with Edward Franklin at the Boost Conference I peered out into a large crowd of people sitting at tables eating lunch. I walk around for a few minutes trying to find a place to sit. Randomly, I pulled out a chair at a table with a few people chatting and eating. Hungry and eager […]

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  • 18 Diffusers That “Out Wit” the Witty Think about your students who love to chronically interrupt classroom activities.   Do find yourself thinking “can you please let me finish my sentence.” Better yet, you gasp then, drop your head and say, “here we go again.” How do you deal with students who create disturbance and […]

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