This article talks about the importance of social emotional learning and other “soft skills” in helping students manage their emotions and understand relationships providing examples of how this has helped students in a variety of schools.Source:
Jeff Wagenheim, Harvard Ed. Magazine, January 10, 2016Description:
“These top-of-the-morning meetings, which under his initiative came to take up the first 45 minutes of each school day at Bruns and later at Newell Elementary, are a central feature of a revamped curriculum that puts an emphasis on social-emotional learning — that is, development of character, empathy, self management, and other life skills that lie outside the domain of the three R’s. In a time when standardized tests are being criticized by some for being educational cookie cutters, there’s growing interest in this individualized and broadened approach to preparing children for challenges that their textbooks don’t address.”Read the full article here!