Issues

April 8, 2020

Education Week, Vol. 39, Issue 29
Student Well-Being Data: How District Leaders, Principals, and Teachers View Social-Emotional Learning
National survey captures attitudes toward SEL and challenges to more widespread teaching of social-emotional skills in schools.
April 7, 2020
Teresa Kaufman, right, an art teacher at High Plain Elementary School in Andover, Mass., loses a round of “rock, paper, scissors” during an icebreaker at an SEL workshop held for teachers who work in the Andover school district.
Teresa Kaufman, right, an art teacher at High Plain Elementary School in Andover, Mass., loses a round of “rock, paper, scissors” during an icebreaker at an SEL workshop held for teachers who work in the Andover school district.
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Professional Development The Success of Social-Emotional Learning Hinges on Teachers
Too often, teachers are asked to use SEL practices without enough training and ongoing support, tanking the effectiveness.
Madeline Will, April 7, 2020
7 min read
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Student Well-Being Dos and Don'ts When Choosing Social-Emotional Learning Curricula
Some expert and real-world advice on selecting SEL curricula and programs to fit your district and school needs.
Catherine Gewertz, April 7, 2020
8 min read
Teachers in the Andover, Mass., school district made a “quilt” with notecards as part of an exercise during a professional-development workshop on classroom climate and culture. The notecards show examples of positive practices teachers have seen in their schools that contribute to a more welcoming environment.
Teachers in the Andover, Mass., school district made a “quilt” with notecards as part of an exercise during a professional-development workshop on classroom climate and culture. The notecards show examples of positive practices teachers have seen in their schools that contribute to a more welcoming environment.
Nathan Klima for Education Week
Student Well-Being It's a Critical Time for Student Well-Being
Making sure the social and mental well-being of students is tended to is essential to getting young people through this period of chaos and uncertainty.
Lesli A. Maxwell, April 7, 2020
1 min read
Rose Prejean-Harris
Rose Prejean-Harris
Student Well-Being What a Director of Social-Emotional Learning Does and Why It Matters
Setting districtwide priorities for SEL and supporting teachers is essential to ensuring consistency, says Atlanta’s director of social-emotional learning in this Q&A.
Arianna Prothero, April 7, 2020
3 min read
Students play cards at Sunset High School in Dallas, where teachers weave social-emotional lessons into instruction and other activities.
Students play cards at Sunset High School in Dallas, where teachers weave social-emotional lessons into instruction and other activities.
Louis DeLuca for Education Week
Equity & Diversity Striving for a High School Where No One Feels Alone
Many educators see social-emotional learning as best suited for early grades, but a Dallas high school is going against the grain to make teaching SEL skills a priority.
Arianna Prothero, April 7, 2020
8 min read
Lani Gray, a teacher in Anderson, S.C., reviews e-learning homework material on her devices. In addition to academic content, some schools are incorporating social-emotional learning lessons into students' online school experience.
Lani Gray, a teacher in Anderson, S.C., reviews e-learning homework material on her devices. In addition to academic content, some schools are incorporating social-emotional learning lessons into students' online school experience.
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Student Well-Being How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren't in School
Experts offer tactics to teachers on how they can tend to students’ SEL development in this chaotic time.
Arianna Prothero, March 30, 2020
4 min read