Summary: This article provides a brief review of the five SEL competencies and suggests strategies that support SEL in your school. The author refers to the new meta-analysis of social-emotional learning (SEL) in the journal “Child Development”, shows many positive benefits of including SEL in the classroom.
Source: Heather Ridge, Education Week, July 19, 2017
Students who feel better about themselves, their relationships, and their ability to constructively contribute to their community perform better academically and socially at school. This data, collected by a review of over 300 studies, would surprise no educator, anywhere. As global educators, we observe firsthand the qualitative impact that a sense of wellbeing and a positive mindset can have on educational outcomes. Fortunately, recent attention to the quantitative research on social-emotional learning (SEL) has provided many schools with a framework to help.
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