The development of students’ social and emotional skills goes hand-in-hand with their academic preparation and success. In fact, schools that provide students with social and emotional learning (SEL) supports tend to see increases in both achievement and engagement because students are better able to a) navigate social situations, b) understand and manage their emotions, and c) avoid risky behaviors that might lead to punitive discipline. Teachers that integrate social-emotional competencies into the classroom not only enhance the academic learning of their students, but also peak students’ intellectual curiosities to imagine the world beyond their individual classrooms... Read the FULL BRIEF HERE and comment below.
Feb 9, 2018
Despite research that shows the efficacy of socioemotional learning (SEL), widespread implementation of SEL into school curriculum has faced criticism from educators who doubt that SEL practices are differentiated enough to address the unique needs of individual students and schools, particularly older students. However, integrating SEL through the lens of critical consciousness allows schools to tailor SEL concepts to meet the needs of adolescents, including those experiencing substantial challenges with self-regulation... Read the FULL BRIEF HERE.