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Issue #16 - Transforming Education Newsletter

Issue #16 - Transforming Education Newsletter
By Global Citizenship Foundation • Issue #16 • View online
Issue 16 of the Transforming Education Newsletter features an article by The Urban Assembly’s David Adams from the 2nd Edition of the .ed Magazine — a quarterly curated issue-based digital magazine for educators.
A special note, David Adams was the Guest Editor for the “Mainstreaming Social and Emotional Learning” edition of the .ed Magazine.
What do you get in this newsletter?
⛳️ Article of the week; ☘️ Three upcoming 🗓 global events ; 💫 Author spotlight, along with 🗞news and updates from the Global Citizenship Foundation.
Do scroll towards the end of the newsletter to know how you can help me and my team :)

🌟 Featured Article
Role of Social-Emotional Learning in Staving Off Entropy
To embrace social-emotional learning is to imbue our societies with the skills and the will to continue our struggle to maintain community over atomization, meaning over cynicism, and purpose from pain.
For those of us who have spent time coaching a team, taking care of a home, or motivating people towards a common goal, there’s a strange pattern that emerges: disorganization seems to be the natural state. For example, it takes no energy for a group of eight-year-olds playing soccer to operate as individuals, the clutter of a home is the baseline whereas decluttering requires intent, and, left to our own devices, most people attune to their own self-interests rather than navigate the common good. Lest we think this a phenomenon confined to interpersonal systems, this pattern is in fact not unique to coaching, homemaking or leadership, but to all of nature itself. It is the Second Law of Thermodynamics that establishes the law of entropy. Entropy describes…[Read Full Story Here]
🎫 Upcoming Global Events
💫 Author Spotlight
Sacha Cartagena is a special education researcher with 10 years of experience in the field ranging from classroom teaching, higher education, and technical assistance. Her research interests include teacher education, inclusive practices, and meeting the social-emotional and behavioral needs of students with cognitive disabilities.
Know more about Sacha Cartagena here.
🤩 Global Citizenship Foundation Events and Updates
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Thank you for investing your time to read this newsletter. Here’s my question to you — What are the ways in which you see social and emotional learning staving off entropy? Share your thoughts with me on my Twitter/send me an email.
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Please stay safe and do take care!
Invested in your success,
— Aaryan Salman
Editor, .ed Magazine
President, Global Citizenship Foundation
“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create”
— Roy T. Bennett
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