This article reports on efforts in Oakland, CA to change the model of how the police work within the district's schools. The officers who work in the schools help to nfuse social-emotional skills as they build relationships with students.Source:
Nora Fleming, Edutopia, January 26, 2018Description:
"Using social and emotional learning (SEL) skills like empathy, self-awareness, and communication, officers like Singh are directed to build relationships with staff and students first, asking questions that might give them insight into why a student is upset or disengaged, or what really caused a fight. This deliberate shift in approach, school leaders hope, will change the dynamics with the police, yielding better outcomes for students and better long-term relationships between cops and communities."Read the full article here!