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San Diego County Teacher Angela Karem Recognized as an Inspirational Teacher and Recipient of the Inaugural Sanford Teacher Award by the National University System

Karem is one of five PreK-12 teachers who are being recognized as part of the launch of a national competition to recognize inspiring teachers from each state; The awards, supported by philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, reflect the mission of the Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire programs San Diego, CA – In recognition of teachers who inspire students to achieve their greatest potential, National University System …

Texas Teacher Shannon Kline Recognized as an Inspirational Teacher and Recipient of the Inaugural Sanford Teacher Award by the National University System

Kline is one of five PreK-12 teachers who are being recognized as part of the launch of a national competition to recognize inspiring teachers from each state; The awards, supported by philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, reflect the mission of the Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire programs Dallas, TX – In recognition of teachers who inspire students to achieve their greatest potential, National University System has …

National University System Launches Search for Nation’s 50 Top Inspiring Teachers Through the $500,000 Sanford Teacher Awards

San Diego, CA – In recognition of teachers who inspire students to achieve their greatest potential, National University Systemhas launched the Sanford Teacher Award, a half-million dollar award campaign to honor 50 of the nation’s top inspiring PreK-12 teachers. The first-of-its-kind Sanford Teacher Award seeks to recognize the value of inspiring teachers nationwide by recognizing educators for their dedication to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms …

Denny Sanford Donates 100 Million to Promote Harmony

Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford Donates $100 Million to the National University System to Promote and Advance the Sanford Harmony Social Emotional Learning Program Worldwide Donation represents an unprecedented recognition of social emotional learning and its capacity to address underlying issues contributing to bullying, school violence and poor gender relations; Goal is for every school child in the nation to have access to Sanford Harmony research-based …

March is Reading Month! Top 10 Books with SEL Themes

March is National Reading Month and the perfect time to share books that encourage students to become caring and considerate citizens. Stories help students learn about other’s challenges and triumphs and to reflect on their own experiences.  These social-emotional stories encourage empathy, problem solving and perseverance: Pedro’s Big Goal by Fran Manushkin Pedro dreams of playing goalie for the next big soccer match. But he worries he’s too slow …

How Sanford Harmony Helps Us Think With Our Hearts

Thinking with our hearts is a message conveyed throughout our Harmony Program and is a perfect theme as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Harmony Pre-K and Kindergarten storybooks explore the concept of thinking with your heart through our lovable character Z and the treehouse friends. In the Unit 5 storybook: “Have a Good Day,” Z learns from the treehouse friends that there are many ways to …

Sanford Harmony Program Achieves National SELect Designation from CASEL for it’s Quality Social Emotional Learning Program

The Collaborative to Advance Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s top evaluator of SEL evidence-based programs; Sanford Harmony is reaching more than 1 million students through a university network led by the private, nonprofit National University System LA JOLLA, Calif. –  The Sanford Harmony program, which is reaching more than 1 million PreK-6 students through a university network led by the private, nonprofit …