Summary: This post includes reactions from many readers who took issue with Chester Finn’s commentary calling social-emotional learning a hoax. Read the reactions from educators and others across the county chiming in on the place of SEL in child development.
Source: Education Week, July 18, 2017
In a recent spirited Commentary, Chester E. Finn Jr. took aim at the “faux psychology” undergirding the social-emotional-learning movement. Education Week received a host of letters in response to Finn’s June 21 essay, “The Dirt-Encrusted Roots of Social-Emotional Learning.” While most readers jumped to the defense of teaching students about emotions, relationships, and problem-solving, others encouraged a more cautious approach to the trend.
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