Spotlight on Social-Emotional Learning

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Social-Emotional Learning


The Education Week Spotlight on Social-Emotional Learning is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • How states are creating standards for teaching social and relational skills
  • The potential for ed-tech to help students develop important character traits
  • Tools for measuring students' noncognitive skills
  • Combatting bias and discrimination in schools through social-emotional learning

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Eight states will work to create standards and policies for how to teach social and relational skills in K-12 schools.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week

Contrary to what Star Trek's Mr. Spock says, research suggests that emotion is not the enemy of reason: It may be a best friend to learning.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week

The Washoe County, Nev., district is working to develop sophisticated measurements of its comprehensive program to keep students engaged and on track to graduate.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week

Educational technology can help students develop important social and emotional skills and character traits, concludes a report from the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week

Noncognitive skills are worth measuring, and there are reliable tools for doing so, writes principal-turned-consultant Jonathan E. Martin.
July 27, 2016 – Education Week

Before K-12 leaders measure social-emotional learning in the classroom, educators must prepare to help students develop those skills, writes K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard.
July 21, 2016 – Education Week


Bias and discrimination is still very much alive in schools. Social-emotional learning may just be the best way to combat it.
May 13, 2016 - Finding Common Ground

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