Social and Emotional Skills
"The Missing Piece"
A large majority of teachers—93 percent—say it's very important for schools to work on developing students' social and emotional skills, results from a new nationally representative survey show.
Released last week, the findings also suggest that a majority of teachers believe that improving students' social and emotional skills will help them do well in school and prepare them for the workforce.
But it also notes that less than half the 605 teachers surveyed—44 percent—said social and emotional skills are being taught on a schoolwide basis in their respective schools, and a fragmented approach to teaching students about responsible decisionmaking and building relationships would be more effective.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, a research and advocacy group in Chicago, commissioned the report.
Vol. 32, Issue 32, Page 5Published in Print: May 22, 2013, as Social and Emotional Skills