Social And Emotional Learning Overview

Social and emotional learning overview

There’s been a lot of talk about social and emotional learning (SEL) in the education space in recent years. Looking for an intro to SEL and what it means for teachers and students? We’ve got you covered. What is taught in social and emotional learning Social and emotional learning goes beyond academics by fostering empathy, building and maintaining positive relationships, and making responsible decisions. Major goals of social and emotional learning are to teach students: Self-awareness: Having a clear perception of your personality, thus allowing you to understand other people, and how they perceive youSelf-management: Taking responsibility for one’s actionsSocial…

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What The Research Shows: Social & Emotional Learning And Student Achievement

What the Research Shows: Social & Emotional Learning and Student Achievement

Breaking news: The education space is constantly shifting. (Kidding, we know you don’t need us to tell you that.) Whether it’s ed tech, policy, or financing, Flocabulary strives to keep on top of issues and trends that matter to educators. We’ve kept a close pulse on social and emotional learning (SEL) over the past few years, and what we’ve learned is teaching students skills beyond what they can derive from a textbook is key to a student’s success in school and in life. Educators must now prepare students for careers in a soft skills economy with rapidly changing technology, likely…

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Helping Students Process Tragedy In The News

Helping Students Process Tragedy in the News

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 16: People weep as they gather to observe a minute-silence at the Place de la Republique in memory of the victims of the Paris terror attacks last Friday, on November 16, 2015 in Paris, France. Countries across Europe will join France, currently observing three days of national mourning, in a one minute-silence today in an expression of solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attacks, which left at least 129 people dead and hundreds more injured. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)A major challenge for any teacher is knowing how to present news to students about tragic events in the world, including acts of terrorism and hate crimes. Many students are exposed to these news stories along with the rest of us, and they’ll likely have fears, concerns and questions about the event and what it means.

What’s the best way to foster a healthy, safe and supportive environment for students to discuss and process tragedy? We asked three experts in the field of child psychology and mental health who we work with to help answer this question, and we conclude with our suggestions for using art for expression in the classroom. 

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