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Charlotte Andrist

Charlotte Andrist is the president of Nickel Communications. An established public relations practitioner, Charlotte brings nearly 35 years of strategic public relations expertise to share with her K-12 education and education technology clients.
16 Sep 2020

COVID-19 Learning Loss: Helping Students Cope With the Stress of Catching Up

With school ending abruptly and shifting online in a matter of days this past spring, many students are expected to enter the new school year with lea...

By     Charlotte Andrist
09 Jun 2020

SEL Skills: Fostering Good Mental Health for Life

Research has shown that one in five teens has or will have a serious mental illness at some point in their lives. Good mental health is critical for c...

By     Charlotte Andrist
19 May 2020

Five Ways Parents Can Support SEL at Home

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the framework for understanding and managing one’s emotions, setting and achieving goals, practicing empathy, a...

By     Charlotte Andrist
11 May 2020

Social Distancing and Teens Don’t Mix: Here Are Some Tips to Help

Teens all over the world are currently grappling with the concept of social distancing and the way it’s affecting their lives. Many teens are experien...

By     Charlotte Andrist
08 May 2020

Creating Mental Health Awareness in Younger Students

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a movement designed to raise awareness about mental health issues. Good mental health is critical for students o...

By     Charlotte Andrist
21 Apr 2020

Cyberbullying: Addressing State Laws & Policies

Combating bullying—particularly harassment that happens online—is an important part of supporting your students’ well-being. With current social dista...

By     Charlotte Andrist
13 Apr 2020

Virtual Student Support: How to Connect and Care Remotely

Students have been dealing with a lot of stress since being forced to transition to distance learning because of the COVID-19 outbreak. They’re sad to...

By     Charlotte Andrist

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