The Renaissance Charter School in New York City has incorporated a focus on social-emotional learning as a founding premise of the school since its opening in 1993. The school provides for morning meetings at the elementary level and advisory periods in middle and high school to address the social and emotional needs of students.Source:
Tara Garcia Mathewson, Education Dive, January 24, 2017Description:
But Morel said the school also prioritizes SEL because administrators have long considered it to be important. Proactive supports and interventions from specialized staff members address student needs as they arise. A full-time social worker, full-time counselor and part-time counselor consistently align their work with teachers. The crossover between academic and behavioral supports are clear. Arnold calls investments in social-emotional learning the foundation for creating engaged learners.Read the full article here!