Social-Emotional Learning

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Stronger Together: Integrating Social and Emotional Supports in an Equity-Based MTSS
Decades of research have shown that when schools implement evidence-based social and emotional supports and programming, academic achievement increases. The impact of these supports – particularly for students of color, students from low-income communities, English
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Student Well-Being Letter to the Editor Policymakers Must Prioritize SEL
SEL is important both to help students overcome challenges caused by the pandemic and to build resilience in the longterm, says this letter to the editor.
January 18, 2022
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Teaching Opinion Movement-Oriented SEL Might Just Improve Student Learning
Incorporating movement during lessons can increase students’ learning capabilities and overall well-being, writes an education researcher.
Zoe Darazsdi, January 13, 2022
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Reading & Literacy What Teachers Can Do to Help Struggling Readers Who Feel Ashamed
Students who are ashamed of not being able to read on grade level tend to withdraw from class or act out, experts say.
Madeline Will, January 4, 2022
8 min read
Classroom Technology Spotlight Spotlight on Interactive Technology
This Spotlight will help you consider what changes are on the horizon with the metaverse, parent privacy concerns, and virtual SEL options.
December 28, 2021
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Student Well-Being Schools Face Fears of 'Critical Race Theory' as They Scale Up Social-Emotional Learning
This is a pivotal moment for social-emotional learning as K-12 schools expand programs but experience political pushback in some places.
Arianna Prothero & Evie Blad, December 13, 2021
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Student Well-Being Educators See Parent Support for Social-Emotional Learning Rising Despite Some Pushback
Overall support for SEL is increasing and public school enrollments are rising in certain places, a new EdWeek Research Center survey shows.
Holly Kurtz & Mark Lieberman, December 10, 2021
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Student Well-Being Q&A What Good Social-Emotional Learning Should Look Like: First, Listen to the Community
CASEL has a new president and CEO who will take the wheel at a time when there is a huge surge of interest in social-emotional learning.
Arianna Prothero, December 9, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion Does Social-Emotional Learning Help Students Who Could Benefit the Most? We Don’t Know
There’s a big hole in the research on SEL, and it should galvanize researchers and advocates to step up.
Christina Cipriano, Sheldon H. Horowitz & Gabbie Rappolt-Schlichtmann, December 6, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion Want Students to 'Build a Better World?' Try Culturally Responsive Social-Emotional Learning
The practice includes expanding students’ networks and developing their awareness of what it feels, looks, and sounds like to manage emotions.
Larry Ferlazzo, November 29, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion Social-Emotional Learning and the Perils of Teaching as Therapy
SEL risks overburdening teachers with responsibilities they aren’t trained for, compromising their ability to build academic skills.
Rick Hess, November 29, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion Culturally Responsive Social-Emotional Learning: How to Get There
Bringing culturally responsive SEL into class can't be done as an add-on. It needs to be integrated into daily routines and academic work.
Larry Ferlazzo, November 26, 2021
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