This article talks about the importance of SEL skills for job and career readiness and about which states will prioritize SEL skills as part of their definition of student success under ESSA. David Adams also shares his experience with SEL in the Resilient Scholars Programs at the Urban Assembly Schools in New York City.Source:
David Adams, Smart Brief, December 21, 2016
Categories: SEL Basics, Student AchievementDescription:
The purpose of public education is to ensure students are prepared to meaningfully contribute to society. While this means making sure they develop the thinking skills and content knowledge associated with the core subjects of English, math, science and social studies, it also means ensuring that students have the skills, attitudes and values that will allow them to use this education to succeed in an increasingly complex society. Indeed, studies show that since 1980, almost all of the job growth in the US has been in occupations requiring high social and emotional learning skills. SEL skills, which include self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management, decision-making and forging relationships, are foundational competencies for achievement in school, work and life. The question at hand is which states and districts will prioritize these skills to enhance student success?Read the full article here!