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Seven social and emotional learning tips to use at home

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The Dallas ISD Social and Emotional Learning Department is providing seven helpful tips to incorporate social and emotional learning at home. When your child is feeling stressed, ask how they feel: When you do check-in about feelings, you are sending the message that their feelings matter and that you care. When your child has a hard time making decision, provide choices and respect their wishes: When children have a chance to make choices, they learn how to solve problems. Letting children make decisions teaches them that their ideas, feelings, and perspective matter. When feelings and social issues are difficult to…

Dallas ISD is hiring substitute teachers for the upcoming school year to help with in-person and virtual learning

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Dallas ISD is hiring substitute teachers for the upcoming school year to help assist with in-person and virtual virtual learning. The district is looking for candidates who have a minimum of 60 college hours or a bachelor’s degree; however, they are not required to be certified. Interested potential candidates can go here to learn more and apply. Substitute teachers will receive the health and safety training provided by the district. The pay to work as a substitute teacher is: Dallas ISD Rate  Teacher Assistant $78 Teacher Non-Degreed $85 Teacher Degreed $100 Teacher Certified $110 Retired Dallas ISD Teacher* $120 Special Education…

More than 600 Dallas ISD staff attend self-care, healing, and equity-responsive practices webinar

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More than 600 Dallas ISD educators on Monday attended a webinar on “Self-Care, Healing, & Equity-Responsive Practices When the World Feels Heavy” led by Dena Simmons, Ed.D., Assistant Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. This webinar was put on by SEL Dallas, a local collective between Dallas ISD, Big Thought, Dallas Afterschool and City of Dallas Parks & Recreation.  Simmons’ keynote talk explored self-care strategies to help staff cope with isolation, uncertainty, burnout, and the collective traumas of COVID-19 and America’s reckoning with race. She also shared practices to address Black trauma and ways to be an anti-racist…

District to provide extra math support in July to African-American students at 17 schools

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Dallas ISD is providing extra math support in July to African-American students at 17 schools to help ensure they start the 2020–2021 school year on the right foot. The students will receive personalized, interactive virtual math instruction through Imagine Math for two hours a week in July. A pre- and post-test will diagnose where the learning gaps exist and lay out a blueprint on how to ensure the student succeeds. A live tutor is built into Imagine Math, and Dallas ISD mentor teachers will work as coaches and communicate with the students. “Our data shows that we need to provide…

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