This article proposes that good teaching – connecting with students, helping students work cooperatively with others, encouraging students to reflect on their work – all promote the acquisition of SEL skills in the classroom. This doesn’t require a special curriculum or a great expenditure of resources, it is simply good teaching.Source:
Lorea Martinez, Ph.D., Edutopia, May 5, 2016Description:
Many teachers intuitively know that connecting with their students at an emotional level is key for young people’s academic, social, and emotional growth. These teachers care deeply about students, paying attention to the climate in the classroom, their students’ engagement during instruction, or their response to feedback. Research in the field of SEL has proven what effective educators already knew and had been doing all along: social and emotional skills have an important role in learning.Read the full article here!