Early childhood educators have known about the importance of empathy for a long time. Many early childhood programs are based on nurturing the whole child and including a strong approach to social-emotional learning. This article provides some examples of how SEL can be incorporated in the curriculum for students of all ages.Source:
Stefanie Paige Wieder, Guest Blogger, Education Week, October 31, 2016Description:
Imagine if we stopped teaching math to children over the age of 5, yet expected them to grow up to be totally proficient with math in their daily lives. Sounds like a pretty bad idea, right? Sadly, this is exactly how we treat social-emotional learning (SEL) in most cases. The good news is that, since early childhood education has long included SEL as one of its pillars, educators of school-age kids don’t necessarily need to reinvent the wheel.
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