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Occasional Paper Series

The Occasional Paper Series is a forum for work that extends, deepens, and challenges the progressive legacy on which the College is built. The series seeks to promote discussion about what it means to educate in a democracy and to meet the interrelated demands of equity and excellence.

We are interested in research, practice, and policy-based papers from a broad array of theoretical perspectives. We encourage authors from within and outside the Bank Street community who employ either traditional or non-traditional representational strategies to submit their work for review.

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Occasional Paper Series 43

Possibilities and Problems in Trauma-Based and Social Emotional Learning Programs
Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #43 explores the types of emotionally responsive approaches and routines seen in schools and community-based programs and takes a closer look at how educators can re-imagine these models to better serve all students. Eleven essays examine the sometimes troubling beliefs and assumptions at work in popular social-emotional learning and trauma-informed pedagogies and their impact.
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Series Spotlight

As our nation continues to grapple with a harrowing public health crisis and systemic racism, we’d like to highlight the following editions of the Occasional Paper Series, which can offer insight into how these issues and others translate into classrooms and other settings where children learn.