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Our blog provides a closer look at the organization’s philosophy, pedagogy, and experiences of educator alumni through our framework of science, skills, and self-awareness of relationships and FuelEd's secret sauce.

Skills

Panorama Education and FuelEd Team Up To Provide Resources for Adult SEL

This partnership will bring FuelEd's research-backed, CASEL-aligned lessons for building Adult SEL (adult social-emotional learning) skills to Panorama Education's Playbook Online Professional Learning Library.

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Self-Awareness

How to Shift School Leadership Style from Control to Collaboration

Welcome to Part 1 of the Think Safe series where you'll hear from Derek Espadas, seasoned educator and FuelEd trainer. In this series, Derek will lead school leaders through the process of developing a relationship-driven leadership style.

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Skills

Are You Experiencing Teacher Burnout?

There are no quick fixes. Teachers carry so much in their day-to-day lives—along with lunch duty and lesson planning, educators are often on the front lines of supporting students with unique educational and emotional needs. They are coaches, encouragers, and mentors—they give math lessons, relationship advice, and snacks— sometimes all at once. It’s a lot to carry.

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Secret Sauce

4 essential principles for adult SEL trainings

Student social-emotional learning has gained traction over the last decade. But, given the stress placed on teachers due to COVID-19m, folks are finally starting to see the need for educators to grow their own social and emotional skills and wellbeing first.

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Self-Awareness

What Is Trauma-Informed Teaching?

In order to see each other, in all our complexity, we must first work to see ourselves more clearly.

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Secret Sauce

FuelEd Receives $1 Million in Grant Funding From Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

FuelEd is thrilled to announce that we have received a $1 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) in order to promote supportive teacher communities and boost teacher well-being, and to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for educators of color.

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Self-Awareness

Part 2 - Real Talk: Practice of Genuineness

In our “Real Talk” blog series, we defined what genuineness means and discussed the two main steps to take in order to improve your sense of being genuine. We also touched on the principles of fear and risk — this valuable information is just the beginning!

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Self-Awareness

Part 1 - Real Talk: Practice of Genuineness

Fortified in silence, our genuine selves remain imprisoned, haltering our growth and hindering our relationships. Does it have to be this way? When life's relationship problems assail us and the risks of being true to ourselves seem so daunting, is our only option to clamor up and close off?

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Science

Understanding Avoidant Attachment Styles

At its core, avoidant attachment styles involve the minimization of stress in order to paradoxically keep caregivers close.

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Self-Awareness

FuelEd’s Guide to Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Throughout the years, the term, “Social Emotional Learning” or SEL has gained significant traction. Whether you’re a teacher trying to figure out how to implement it in your classroom, a school leader working to improve school climate, or a district leader looking into how you can reduce student discipline—lots of folks in education are talking about SEL. But what exactly is it?

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Skills

The Great Resignation Comes for Teachers

Since the pandemic, our education systems have experienced multiple crises at the same time including high teacher turnover, increased burnout, and falling retention rates. But at FuelEd, we help school systems navigate these problems.

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Science

Better Leaders Better Schools - Podcast

In this episode of the Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast, host Daniel Bauer speaks with Megan Marcus of FuelEd to offer a "Leadership Wake-Up Call".

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Science

Trauma-Informed Educators - Podcast

In this episode, Dr. Kay Ayre and Dr. Govind Krishnamoorthy of the Trauma-Informed Educators podcast speak with Megan Marcus from FuelEd about:

  • how FuelEd approaches trauma-informed work with educators
  • how attachment theory can help educators better understand their students and themselves
  • some traits of secure-attachment that all educators can work on, and seek out, in their relationships
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Science

Couselor Accents - Podcast

In this episode, Counselor Accents speak with Megan Marcus and Kelley Munger from FuelEd about:

  • how educators can heal student trauma through relationships, and the need for educators to first do their own healing
  • how equipping educators with relationship skills can make school counselors jobs easier and better
  • how the best student SEL is actually educator SEL
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Skills

Panorama Education and FuelEd Team Up To Provide Resources for Adult SEL

This partnership will bring FuelEd's research-backed, CASEL-aligned lessons for building Adult SEL (adult social-emotional learning) skills to Panorama Education's Playbook Online Professional Learning Library.

Read Article

Science

Trauma Informed Lens - Podcast

FuelEd Partners Megan Marcus Dr. Kelley Munger speak with Matthew Bennett of the Trauma Informed Lens podcast about how educators can serve as secure attachment figures and the power of providing simple and safe places for educators within school culture to receive healing from their own trauma.

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Science

Trauma Informed Educators Network - Podcast

FuelEd Partners Megan Marcus Dr. Kelley Munger speak with Mathew Portell of the Trauma Informed Educators Network podcast where they discuss developing trauma-informed educators.

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Science

Attachment Theory In Action - Podcast

Our own Dr. Kelley Munger speaks with Karen Doyle Buckwalter of the Attachment Theory in Action podcast where they discuss attachment relationships in educational settings.

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