Maurice Elias addresses five myths about character education and how these myths are holding back progress in character education and social-emotional learning. Dispelling these myths will help schools embrace character education and social-emotional learning in order to make them a part of a positive school culture and climate.Source:
Maurice Elias, Edutopia, April 6, 2016Description:
Social and emotional learning (SEL) and character education
make a lot of common sense. We know that students have to be prepared for college, career, and life success. We also know that families and communities are not reliably providing the kinds of experiences that all students need. So SEL and character education would seem to be essential aspects of educational practice and policy. But they are not. Marvin Berkowitz and I have identified five myths that are holding back progress in SEL and character education. These myths need to be directly identified and confronted through caring conversations with faculty, administrators, parents, and community leaders. Creating an infrastructure for moving forward in sustainable ways will be difficult while such myths predominate.Read the full article here!