What is social-emotional learning? How can schools help teachers to weave the concepts into everyday classroom instruction? And can educators know whether their social-emotional learning strategies are working? Education Week staff writer Evie Blad explains some of the core ideas behind an SEL approach that focuses on essential nonacademic skills such as responsible decisionmaking and relating well to others.
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