Sanford Programs-National University System Brings Together Experts and Educators for Social Emotional Learning Forum

Thought leaders from school districts, education advocacy groups and youth organizations recently gathered in San Diego for the Sanford Harmony Forum on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to discuss how educators can incorporate social emotional learning approaches to improve school culture, reduce student trauma and address equity in education. The Nov. 2 event forum featured speakers

51 Educators Representing Every State and D.C. Each Receive $10,000 as Part of a National Effort to Recognize Inspirational Teaching through the National University System-Sanford Teacher Award

The Sanford Teacher Award is based on criteria of inspiring teaching, and all finalists qualify for being named the nation’s top inspirational teacher in 2019; The awards, supported by philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, reflect the mission of Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire San Diego, CA – In recognition of inspirational teaching nationwide, 51 teachers around

New York City Teacher Nicole Lopez Recognized as an Inspirational Teacher and Recipient of the Inaugural Sanford Teacher Award by the National University System

Lopez 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 Brooklyn kindergarten teacher Nicole Lopez of P.S. 282 received

Clark County Teacher Alvin Dizon Recognized as an Inspirational Teacher and Recipient of the Inaugural Sanford Teacher Award by the National University System

Clark County, NV – In recognition of teachers who inspire students to achieve their greatest potential, National University System has launched the first annual Sanford Teacher Award, a half-million dollar award campaign to honor the nation’s top inspiring PreK-12 teachers. The Sanford Teacher Award competition, which concludes Nov. 1, will award the top inspirational teacher

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

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

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

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

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

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