"The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development has convened working groups and visited schools around the country that are using strategies around social-emotional learning and student engagement. The commission released its preliminary findings Tuesday and outlined the questions it has yet to answer before making final recommendations to the K-12 field in the fall."Source:
Evie Blad, Education Week, January 23, 2018Description:
"Social-emotional learning strategies center on research that has linked the development of skills like building healthy peer relationships and responsible decision making to success inside and outside the classroom. The commission supports a three-pronged approach: direct instruction of skills, infusion of those skills into traditional academic subjects like math and reading, and changing broader school practices in areas like discipline to create an environment that fosters students’ development in those areas."Read the full article here!