This article talks about the magical moment when a class becomes a team. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a key element in this transformation and it provides the opportunity to enhance the learning experience by sharing it with others in an intentional way.Source:
Megan Olivia Hall, Education Week, December 5, 2017Description:
There's a moment, in the best of school years, when the disparate individuals we lead in learning transform into a team. As a whole, the class enters a state of flow, gloriously focused on a collective goal and suffused with the spirit of solidarity. After three months of team-building, that golden moment flashed into existence with advisory group - in the middle of a dance practice. We were preparing to compete in a lip sync battle (a venerated tradition in my school) when the calls of, "Can I please not
do this?" disappeared and the whoops, cheers, and collaborative ideas started flowing. This magic can touch an academic class, too, and its likelihood is increased when teachers intentionally integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) in their daily professional practice."Read the full article here!