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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.

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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Science

Social Emotional Learning for Teachers - Podcast

Join Megan Marcus and Kelley Munger as guests on the Getting Smart Podcast with Rebecca Midles to discuss SEL for Teachers and Relationship Building in classrooms, schools, and districts.

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Science

The Neuroscience of Relationships - Podcast

Join Megan Marcus and Kelley Munger on the FuelEd team to talk about relationship-driven education, the science behind emotional intelligence, and what it means for us as we engage students and donors as delivered on the Fundraising Voices podcast from February 25, 2021.

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Skills

Trauma and the Healing Power of Empathy

We're excited to be presenting at the 4th Annual AT|N Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference this year happening from February 15th through the 18th.

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Science

How Does Neuroscience Intersect With Education? - Podcast

Join Dr. Kelley Munger (researcher) and Megan Marcus, (founder) of FuelEd on the Philanthropy United Podcast, season 01 episode #5 with Jessica Leila Adnani & Kendal Macumber.

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Science

Developing emotionally intelligent educators - Podcast

Join Dr. Kelley Munger (researcher) and Megan Marcus, (founder) of FuelEd on the Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, episode #105 with Andrea Samadi.

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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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Science

Understanding Anxious Attachment Styles

At its core, anxious attachment styles involve amplification of stress behaviors in order to keep caregivers close and available.

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Science

Understanding Disorganized Attachment Styles

A central feature of disorganized attachment styles is the experience of fear inside of early attachment relationships.

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Science

Understanding Secure Attachment

Of the attachment styles, secure attachment is primarily the experience of knowing and trusting a caregiver as a source of safety, soothing, and regulation.

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