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What is the evidence for SEL?

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What is the evidence for SEL?

Research points to both immediate and long-lasting effects of social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools. The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) conducted a meta-analysis of 213 studies to determine the effects of SEL programs for children ages 5-18 (Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor & Schellinger, 2011). Their analysis looked at studies of [...]

Why should we spend school time on SEL?

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Why should we spend school time on SEL?

Teachers have so much to teach and students have so much to learn. Add to that the many initiatives that have to be implemented and you might be left wondering if it’s really worth it to spend instructional time on social and emotional learning (SEL)? The answer is a resounding yes! SEL not only improves [...]

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

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What is Social and Emotional Learning?

Students learn best in a productive learning environment that supports positive relationships that enhances students’ social, emotional and physical well-being. One of the best ways to achieve a healthy school culture is by promoting social and emotional learning. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which children and adults learn to understand and [...]