Summary: This article comments on the work the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development and the involvement of of current and former leaders from the worlds of education, policy, government, and business, The commission has an ambitious agenda to try to define commonalities in the emerging and overlapping fields of social-emotional learning, deeper learning, mindsets, and student engagement.
Source: Evie Blad, Education Week, July 18, 2017
Categories: SEL Basics, SEL Research, Student Engagement, Mindset, Student Achievement
Among the commission’s projects is the research agenda, which organizers hope will aid academics and philanthropic organizations as they find new directions for the work. The commission convened a panel of scientists who study such issues as engagement, social-emotional development, student attendance, and economics to help draft research recommendations. To ensure that their thinking incorporates classroom-level concerns, the scientists reached out to the commission’s panel of educators who are interested in incorporating a more “whole child” approach into their work.
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