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ecl-in-the-USIn the U.S. ecl is unfolding amazingly in Connecticut (contact Linda or Janet). Quoting from an email from Linda, ‘A Sixth grade teacher talked about how the children are setting their own goals and working to improve work with their other teachers. A third grade teacher talked about doing the Hula hoop exercise and how completely blown away she was about how deep the discussion was with the children and how they bonded and supported each other. A fifth grade teacher tried it later on that day and she was brought to tears. A second grade teacher talked about how she was using the secret friend exercise and what a difference it made in the whole class dynamics. She was seeing how the children were being kind and caring for each other. A fourth grade teacher changed the paper chain exercise to make a banner made up of each child’s chain. She came in the room hugging the papers and talking about how much, their writing positive things about each other moved her.’