School psychology experts at Tulane University and Walden University recently helped to develop a "healing curriculum" at one New Orleans-based charter school. The 12-week curriculum is designed to help students cope with trauma and emotional distress in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Bonnie Nastasi, director of the school psychology program at Walden, told Teacher Magazine in a recent interview that schools today should make social and emotional learning a bigger part of the regular school curriculum.
What do you think? Should emotional healing be taught in a classroom setting? Is therapeutic instruction appropriateand can it be effective in schools?