The author of this article suggests that in order to make time for teaching social-emotional skills, these skills need to be culled down to just a few concepts. The author suggests social connectedness, motivation, and self-regulation as the skills to be taught. He makes a case for why these are the important skills to be mastered.Source:
Hunter Gehlbach, Education Week, October 24, 2017.Description:
"We might start by distilling social-emotional learning. If we separated the nice-to-know domains from those that teachers must know deeply, wouldn't we ne left with those capacities that are truly fundamental for students' academic success and personal well-being? I [Gehlbach] propose, therefore, that we focus primarily on students' social connectedness, motivation, and self-regulation."Read the full article here!