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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.

Teaching Skills and Resources

Bridge the Gap in Teacher Preparation

FuelEd was founded to bridge the gap in new teacher preparation.

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Teaching Skills and Resources

Bridge the Gap in Teacher Preparation

FuelEd was founded to bridge the gap in new teacher preparation.

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Self-Care vs Community Care

FuelEd trainer, HyoYoung Minna Kim, shares powerful insights on the inextricable link between self-care and community care.

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Teacher Well-Being and Retention

Back to Normal

FuelEd trainer, HyoYoung Minna Kim, shares important reflections on the centrality of educator well-being in healing fractured systems.

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Teaching Skills and Resources

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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Teacher Well-Being and Retention

Teacher Turnover is Not a New Phenomenon

FuelEd partner, Sheila Whittle, shares vulnerable reflections on burnout and hope.

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Leadership Development

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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Teacher Well-Being and Retention

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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The Science of Relationships

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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Social Emotional Learning

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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The Science of Relationships

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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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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Social Emotional Learning

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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Social Emotional Learning

FuelEd’s Guide to Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

“Social Emotional Learning” or SEL is now an integral part of many district and school initiatives to increase student wellbeing and academic performance. 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—like many educators you are focusing on SEL. But what is the key to successful SEL?

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Teaching Skills and Resources

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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Teaching Skills and Resources

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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Social Emotional Learning

Counselor 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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Leadership Development

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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