This article, in the form of a letter to the secretary of education, advocates for a more universal approach to social-emotional learning in our schools. The authors also list nine effective practices for social-emotional learning in schools.Source:
Maurice Elias et al, Phi Delta Kappan, May 2017Description:
The time has come for federal and state education leaders to ask themselves, If social-emotional and character development (SECD) is as important as researchers and employers are telling us, then what can we do to promote such development in our schools?
To our new secretary of education, and to all those who play a role in shaping the nation’s priorities for school improvement, we offer a pair of suggestions: You should identify and call attention to effective, school-based approaches to social-emotional and character development, and you should advocate for structures, supports, and incentives that will allow such high-quality approaches to be implemented at scale.
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