Social-Emotional Learning

Education news, analysis, and opinion about how children learn to understand and manage their emotions, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Student Well-Being Online Summit SEL in Middle and High School: What Works, What Doesn’t
Join fellow educators and administrators in this discussion on social emotional learning and what schools and staff can do to provide it.
October 14, 2021
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School & District Management Reported Essay Principals Need Social-Emotional Support, Too
By overlooking the well-being of their school leaders, districts could limit how much their schools can flourish.
Denisa R. Superville, September 14, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Integrating SEL & Tech Into This New School Year
Technology opens up programs that allow students to drive their learning, while social-emotional learning influences lessons and teaching.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 11, 2021
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Student Well-Being Webinar Reengaging Students: Seizing the Moment to Foster Student Success
With an infusion of federal funding from Covid-relief aid, districts and schools have a unique opportunity to invest in more whole child student supports to help recoup academic ground. Engaging families is an important part
August 31, 2021
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Student Well-Being Q&A Do Masks Stunt Students’ Social and Emotional Development? An Expert Weighs In
An argument against requiring masks in school is that they stunt kids' ability to read emotions and build relationships. Is that true?
Arianna Prothero, August 25, 2021
6 min read
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Student Well-Being Parents Like Social-Emotional Learning, But Not the Name
This disconnect, and other findings from a survey from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and YouGov, has implications for the future of SEL.
Arianna Prothero, August 20, 2021
5 min read
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The Social-Emotional Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on American Schoolchildren
Hear new findings from an analysis of our 300 million student survey responses along with district leaders on new trends in student SEL.
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Mathematics Gates Foundation Targets Culturally Responsive Math Teaching With New Grants
The goal is to improve algebra outcomes for Black and Latino students, English-language learners, and students experiencing poverty.
Sarah Schwartz, August 11, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 11 Strategies for Facing This Year's Classroom Challenges
Four educators share suggestions on facing pandemic-related challenges this coming school year, including implementing consistent routines.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 3, 2021
12 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Student Motivation & Social-Emotional Learning
Links to 10 years of posts on helping to create the conditions where student intrinsic motivation can thrive.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 20, 2021
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Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on Social Emotional Learning
In this Spotlight, learn where things should start, evaluate what child-development experts are saying, plus more.
June 17, 2021