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Our blog provides a closer look at the organization’s philosophy, pedagogy, and experiences of educator alumni through our framework of science, skills, and self-awareness of relationships and FuelEd's secret sauce.

Science

Earned Secure Attachment

At FuelEd, we love the concept of earned secure attachment (ESA) because it demonstrates the human capacity to heal and change relationship patterns across our lifespan.

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Science

Understanding Attachment Styles - Avoidant Attachment

At its core, avoidant attachment involves the minimization of stress in order to paradoxically keep caregivers close.

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Science

Understanding Attachment Styles - Anxious Attachment

At its core, anxious attachment involves amplification of stress behaviors in order to keep caregivers close and available.

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Self-Awareness

What Is Trauma-Informed Teaching?

In order to see each other, in all our complexity, we must first work to see ourselves more clearly.

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Science

Understanding Attachment Styles - Disorganized Attachment

A central feature of disorganized attachment is the experience of fear inside of early attachment relationships.

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Science

Understanding Attachment Styles - Secure Attachment

Secure attachment is primarily the experience of knowing and trusting a caregiver as a source of safety, soothing, and regulation.

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Science

How Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Stress Response

A fascinating and still-developing body of research is revealing that how our body reacts to and copes with challenges is influenced by our early experiences in relationships.

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Science

There's No Such Thing As One Person

Without mutually stimulating interactions, people and neurons wither and die.

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Skills

Listening: The Greatest Gift You Can Give

Revisit a simple, foundational technique for practicing empathic listening with those in our personal and professional lives.

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Secret Sauce

A Conversation with FuelEd Founder, Megan Marcus

FuelEd founder, Megan Marcus, shares more of FuelEd’s history and where she sees the organization going in the future.

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Skills

Want to Heal Toxic Stress? Start With Relationships

By adopting co-regulation tactics and secure attachment behaviors, educators can both acknowledge the chronic stress many children are prone to and be a source of healing so students can learn and live with freedom and joy.

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Skills

Reading List for the Revolutionary Teacher

Want start your personal learning and development? The following books tap into foundational truths that can be adapted for all types of educators and learning environments.

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Science

Science: How Relationships Drive Learning

Our work at FuelEd is based on the principle that relationships drive learning. This first of four foundational articles outlines the scientific basis for our philosophy, how learning through relationship works, and why this knowledge matters to educators.

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Skills

Skills: Tools to Build Human Connection

In this second of four foundational posts, we explore the skills needed for educators to serve as “secure attachment figures”, and point to the potential for all educators to heal trauma, transform attachment styles, and catalyze academic, social, and emotional learning.

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Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness: Knowing Ourselves to Know Others

In this third of four foundational posts, we take a look at an essential ingredient in an educator’s ability to build secure relationships: their own self-awareness.

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Secret Sauce

Secret Sauce: A Recipe for Growing Educator Emotional-Intelligence

In our final foundational article of the 4-part series, we take a look “under the hood” to explore just how FuelEd goes about growing emotionally intelligent educators that build relationship-driven schools. Surprise, surprise — it happens through the experience of a secure relationship.

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