This article proposes four ways that athletics can promote SEL and Character Development. They include Building Skills, Promoting Essential Virtues, Using Skills to Give Back, and Building the Capacity of Coaches.Source:
Maurice Elias, Edutopia, June 13, 2016Description:
Educational Athletics is a term used by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association to denote how athletic competition should be both an extension of the classroom and an educational activity in itself designed to teach life lessons and prepare young people with both values and skills they need for the future.
If this sounds quite compatible with social-emotional and character development, it should, because it is! The key point is to design athletic experiences specifically to promote those skills and values. Let’s take a closer look at four ways this can happen in both school-connected and out-of-school athletics, including physical education classes.Read the full article here!