Social-Emotional Learning

How schools can help children learn to understand and manage their emotions, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions
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Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on SEL for Students
This Spotlight will empower you with guidance on SEL skills for healthy digital lives, tips for responding to pushback over SEL, and more.
June 30, 2022
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Student Well-Being Opinion Why SEL Turned Into a Political Football
Yet again, a school reform that makes some intuitive sense has gotten sucked into a roiling culture war.
Rick Hess, June 27, 2022
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Some of the ISTE sessions will explore how new technologies will affect the classroom, and others will focus on helping schools recover from pandemic-related learning disruptions.
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Classroom Technology Screen Time, SEL, Accelerated Learning, and More: 5 Stories to Read During ISTE 2022
The International Society for Technology in Education's first in-person conference in three years kicks off in New Orleans.
Lauraine Langreo, June 24, 2022
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How School Leaders Can Support Social-Emotional Learning (and Retain Teachers, Too)
The teachers surveyed felt more prepared to teach SEL when they believed their school leaders supported their personal well-being.
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First graders Natalie Walove, left, and Brooke Boone dance and sing during music class at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.
First graders Natalie Walove, left, and Brooke Boone dance and sing during music class at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.
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Equity & Diversity As Terms Like 'SEL' Draw Fire, Organizations Supporting Schools Sharpen Their Message
Groups that work with schools on social emotional learning seek to defuse misconceptions and speak plainly to parents and the community.
Libby Stanford, June 13, 2022
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Mourners grieve at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School, killing four students and wounding seven other people on Tuesday.
Mourners grieve at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., on Dec. 1, 2021. A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at the school, killing four students and wounding seven other people.
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School Climate & Safety Opinion We Can Do More to Stop School Shootings
My nephew was a victim of a school shooting. We can't just wait for Congress for solutions.
Sarah Rogerson , June 8, 2022
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Curriculum Letter to the Editor Banning SEL Puts Students at Risk
Do those trying to ban social-emotional learning even understand what it is? asks this letter to the editor.
May 31, 2022
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May 25, 2022
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In a national survey of educators by the EdWeek Research Center last year, about 85 percent said one hour should be the maximum amount of time devoted to social-emotional learning per day.
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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center How Much Time Should Schools Spend on Social-Emotional Learning?
District leaders and experts say what’s most important is integrating SEL skills into all academic subjects.
Lauraine Langreo, May 24, 2022
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Students in the aviation program at Magruder High School take a look at the exposed engine of an airplane during a visit to the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
Students in the aviation program at Magruder High School in Rockville, Md., examine the exposed engine of an airplane during a visit to the nearby Montgomery County Airpark in April.
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Science 4 Teaching Ideas Students Will Benefit From Now and as Adults
Problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking are being integrated into STEM instruction in very creative and relevant ways.
Lesly Moore, May 12, 2022
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Classroom Technology 5 Ways to Use Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning
Here's an outline of the priorities schools need to address, with links to helpful resources.
Lesly Moore, April 29, 2022
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