Student Well-Being Blog

Learning Is Social & Emotional

In this blog, hosted by the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, multiple voices share lessons learned and difficulties encountered for supporting students’ comprehensive learning and development. (Learning Is Social & Emotional ceased publishing in October 2018.)

Education Opinion What's Next for the Social, Emotional, and Academic Movement?
The movement to bring social-emotional and academic development to every student is growing nationally. Now what?
Ross Wiener, October 31, 2018
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Education Opinion 5 Reasons Why Social-Emotional Learning Should Be a Daily Routine
Routines give us a sense of structure and security, and social-emotional learning should be no exception, says Sara LaHayne of Move This World.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 29, 2018
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Education Opinion How National Service Can Fuel Social-Emotional Development
National service programs give youth a valuable opportunity to serve their community and build social-emotional skills at the same time.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 26, 2018
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Education Opinion Defeating Despair Through Social-Emotional Learning Programs
Programs that recognize the relationship between mental health and academic success are critical to helping kids succeed -- and even survive.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 25, 2018
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Education Opinion How to Teach Social-Emotional Skills Through Performing Arts
At their core, the performing arts are social and emotional learning, says Paul Griffin of the Possibility Project.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 23, 2018
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Education Opinion How to Teach Students the Social-Emotional Skills That Employers Want
Business leaders discuss the value they place on social and emotional skills and ways to ensure students are prepared for the 21st-century workforce.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 19, 2018
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Education Opinion How to Prepare Students for a Global Economy
Businesses rely on schools to cultivate quick-thinking workers with strong communication and social-emotional skills.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 17, 2018
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Education Opinion Civics Is Social and Emotional
Effective civics education engages students socially, emotionally, and academically. And students learn politics by doing politics.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 15, 2018
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Education Opinion How to Approach Social-Emotional Development Equitably
Approaching social-emotional learning through an equity lens aims to level the playing field for kids with challenging backgrounds.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 11, 2018
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Education Opinion 7 Unexpected Places Where Learning Happens
Learning doesn't stop when kids leave school. Here are seven unexpected places where social, emotional, and academic learning can happen.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 9, 2018
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Education Opinion Why We Must Teach Our Students Empathy
Empathy is more than just a tool to stop bullying or a check box on a curriculum -- it's the foundation of success in school and beyond.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 4, 2018
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Education Opinion It's Time to Go All-In on Social and Emotional Learning
Atlanta Public Schools is seeing real results after implementing social and emotional learning practices. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen says it's time for others to get on board.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, October 2, 2018
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Education Opinion 3 Tips for Talking to Parents About Social and Emotional Learning
Words like "attitude" and "emotion" often make parents uncomfortable, especially if they believe educators are making judgments about their children.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, September 28, 2018
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Education Opinion 3 Steps to Forge Positive Relationships With Students
Relationships with adults that give students room to flourish and grow are critical to their success. City Year's Alexandria Johnson explains how to create them.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, September 26, 2018
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