August 2019: Red flags for parents, Youth Advisory Board, college admissions, MCC in the news
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In the News
Read our latest coverage in USA Today and Forbes.
For Educators: Ethical College Admissions: A Guide for High Schools
How can high schools shape a college search and application process that promotes rather than undermines ethical character? Here are 7 guideposts:
1. Set ethical expectations with families
2. Create opportunities for authentic student service and contributions to others
3. Use the admissions process as an opportunity for ethical education
4. Focus students on daily acts of character and provide evidence of character in applications
5. Guide students in reporting their substantial family contributions and challenges
6. Focus students on a wide range of colleges
7. Create limits on advanced courses and discourage students from overloading on extracurricular activities
Find the full resource on the Making Caring Common website.
New! For Families: Red Flags for Parents—Are You Putting Too Much Pressure on Your Child During the College Admission Process?
Intense achievement pressure is generating high levels of stress and/or depression in many children, particularly in affluent communities. As parents, we need to be mindful of how we contribute to this pressure. Here are some red flags to watch out for...
Now open! Youth Advisory Board applications
Do you know a high schooler who is passionate about making their school and community more kind and inclusive? Please share our Youth Advisory Board opportunity with them. The deadline to apply is September 30.
Plus: Character Day and SEL Resource
Join us for the sixth annual Character Day September 27-28, 2019! This year's theme is the relationship between character and screen use.
Read Dr. Maurice J. Elias's new piece for Educational Psychologist: "What If the Doors of Every Schoolhouse Opened to Social-Emotional Learning Tomorrow: Reflections on How to Feasibly Scale Up High-Quality SEL."