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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

Couselor Accents - Podcast

In this episode, Counselor Accents speak with Megan Marcus and Kelley Munger from FuelEd about:

  • how educators can heal student trauma through relationships, and the need for educators to first do their own healing
  • how equipping educators with relationship skills can make school counselors jobs easier and better
  • how the best student SEL is actually educator SEL
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Science

Better Leaders Better Schools - Podcast

In this episode of the Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast, host Daniel Bauer speaks with Megan Marcus of FuelEd to offer a "Leadership Wake-Up Call".

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Skills

Panorama Education and FuelEd Team Up To Provide Resources for Adult SEL

This partnership will bring FuelEd's research-backed, CASEL-aligned lessons for building Adult SEL (adult social-emotional learning) skills to Panorama Education's Playbook Online Professional Learning Library.

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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

Trauma Informed Lens - Podcast

FuelEd Partners Megan Marcus Dr. Kelley Munger speak with Matthew Bennett of the Trauma Informed Lens podcast about how educators can serve as secure attachment figures and the power of providing simple and safe places for educators within school culture to receive healing from their own trauma.

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Science

Trauma Informed Educators Network - Podcast

FuelEd Partners Megan Marcus Dr. Kelley Munger speak with Mathew Portell of the Trauma Informed Educators Network podcast where they discuss developing trauma-informed educators.

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Science

Attachment Theory In Action - Podcast

Our own Dr. Kelley Munger speaks with Karen Doyle Buckwalter of the Attachment Theory in Action podcast where they discuss attachment relationships in educational settings.

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Science

Understanding Avoidant Attachment Styles

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

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Self-Awareness

Enduring Together

FuelEd Counselor, Nancy Southern reflects on her role as a therapist and the importance of a secure attachment relationship in overcoming the stresses and pressure of being an educator.

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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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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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