5/14/13 -- Open Circle's 25th Anniversary Celebration and announcing winners of Open Circle's Creative Works Contest at WCW's Cheever House
4/13/13 -- Peg Sawyer presents Literature Connections to SEL at Boston Public School's Parent University Spring Session
4/8/13 -- Jen Dirga, Open Circle Lead Trainer and Coach, presents at MASCA: "The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning in Responding to Traumatic Events"
4/4/13 -- Nancy MacKay, Open Circle Co-Director, presents at WCW Lunchtime Seminar with Pamela Seigle and Michelle Porche on Teaching Presence: Bringing Mindfulness and Reflective Practices into K-5 Classrooms
View the PowerPoint presentation (coming soon)
Listen to the audio
3/21/13 -- Open Circle on TV: Channel 5 at 7:30 pm! Liz Walker featured Open Circle at the Hennigan Elementary School in Boston
Watch the video segment: Better Living with Liz Walker (copyright THE WALKER GROUP LLC)
3/21/13: Open Circle's Co-Director, Nova Biro, participates in the SNAP $4 per day Food Challenge with her family: lead story on Yahoo!
3/19/13: Nova Biro, Open Circle Co-Director's submits guest blog poston Wheelock College's Aspire Wire
1/15/13 -- Nancy MacKay, Open Circle's Co-Director, in Start Empathy interview
1/13 -- Open Circle shares its Top 25 children's books that connect to SEL
12/17/12 -- Open Circle in the New York Times: a quote from Jason Gallagher, principal at the Harvard/Kent Elementary School
12/4/12 -- Nova Biro, Open Circle Co-Director, testifies at Boston City Council's Committee on Education hearing
11/30/12 -- Mayor Thomas Menino announces that 23 Boston public schools will implement Open Circle, thanks to $1 million in funding from Partners HealthCare
Boston Herald article: Partners commits $1M to school violence prevention effort
Video: Curriculum Puts New Focus on Student Behavior
11/17/12 -- Open Circle's Peg Sawyer and Jen Dirga present at Boston Public School's Parent University Winter Session
11/15/12: Open Circle holds it's first webinar, in partnership with the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute: Children Can't Learn with Their Hands on a Hot Stove!
10/3/12 -- Open Circle announces it's 25th Anniversary Creative Works Contest
9/20/12 -- CASEL features Open Circle as a SELect program in the 2013 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs – Preschool and Elementary School Edition
8/1/12 -- Massachusetts' Department of Education approves Open Circle as Partner for Title I
Support and Intervention supporting Condition for School Effectiveness IX: Students' Social, Emotional and Health Needs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
7/1/12 -- The Wellesley Centers for Women welcomes a new Executive Director -- scholar-activist Layli Maparyan
2/17/12 -- The importance of teaching SEL skills in school
9/20/11 -- Does SEL Make the Grade?
8/26/10 -- Getting real about social, emotional learning
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Guidelines on the Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Curricula K-12 (Word)
12/08 -- CASEL's Meta-Analysis
The Positive Impact of SEL for K-8th Grade Students: Findings from three scientific reviews (PDF)
12/1/08 -- Elementary School Intervention Increases Mental, Sexual Health, Economic Status