Social-Emotional Learning

How schools can help children learn to understand and manage their emotions, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions
Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on SEL for Emotional Intelligence
This Spotlight will help you identify what classifies as SEL, implement an effective SEL program, and more.

February 1, 2023
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Student Well-Being Majority of Parents Say Kids Are Dishonest, Disrespectful, and Lazy
Parents are significantly concerned about the poor behavior of today's school-age kids and are looking to schools for help, survey shows.
Lauraine Langreo, January 24, 2023
3 min read
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Monique Paes, the esports advisor for Bronx River High School in New York, has turned her classroom into an online gaming haven for her esports students.
Monique Paes, a teacher and the esports adviser for Bronx River High School in New York City, has turned her classroom into an online gaming haven for students.
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School Climate & Safety Q&A Using Esports to Build a Classroom Community: One Teacher's Story
A teacher talks about the lessons she’s learned from leading her school's esports club.
Lauraine Langreo, January 13, 2023
3 min read
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School & District Management Opinion Why We Can't Escape the Status Quo in Education
The pandemic has provided an opportunity for deep change, says Michael Fullan, so it's puzzling that we have seen very little improvement.
Michael Fullan, January 9, 2023
3 min read
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Student Well-Being What's In, What's Out for Student and Educator Wellness
What 2023 will have in store when it comes to taking care of the physical and social and emotional needs of students and educators.
Alyson Klein & Arianna Prothero, January 4, 2023
1 min read
Student Well-Being What Does SEL Mean Anyway? 7 Experts Break It Down
It can be hard to pin down what kinds of teaching and curriculum fall into the category of social-emotional learning.
Arianna Prothero, December 22, 2022
1 min read
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Student Well-Being Data Top 3 Barriers to Teaching Social-Emotional Learning. And One Big Takeaway
An EdWeek Research Center survey finds that educators’ time is too short and students’ needs are too great.
Arianna Prothero, December 19, 2022
1 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion 'There’s No Such Thing as Bad Emotions' and Other Truths Students Need to Know
Students won't talk about their feelings unless you talk about your feelings. Here’s how.
Marc A. Brackett , December 14, 2022
4 min read
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Scarlett Lewis, founder of the Choose Love Movement, talks to students at Washington Middle School in Meriden, Conn., in 2020. Lewis started Choose Love in honor of her son, Jesse, who was killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
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School Climate & Safety A Decade Later, How the Newtown Shooting Changed the School Safety Conversation
School safety now increasingly focuses on identifying students who may pose a threat and providing emotional support
Evie Blad, December 12, 2022
8 min read
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Professional Development How to Get the Adults in Schools to Improve Their Social-Emotional Skills
How do you address adults' social-emotional learning without being patronizing? Two experts weigh in.
Arianna Prothero, December 9, 2022
3 min read
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English-Language Learners 4 Ways to Build Social-Emotional Skills for English Learners
Teaching students how to master a second language and develop SEL skills at the same time is challenging.
Alyson Klein, December 9, 2022
3 min read
Student Well-Being K-12 Essentials Forum Social-Emotional Learning: Making It Meaningful
Join us for this event with educators and experts on the damage the pandemic did to academic and social and emotional well-being.
December 8, 2022
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Professional Development Irrelevant, Too Conceptual, Boring: Social-Emotional Learning PD Often Falls Flat
Insufficient professional development is a major challenge to teaching social-emotional learning effectively.
Arianna Prothero, December 7, 2022
4 min read