This article reports on a study of five schools identifying the common elements for creating school cultures of ‘belonging and becoming.’ In each of the five study schools, leaders wove social and emotional learning into all aspects of the learning experience. Particulars varied according to local circumstances, but across the board the author saw six common elements that fostered extraordinary school cultures of “belonging and becoming.”Source:
Kathleen Cushman, School Administrator, April 2016Description:
From the earliest grades, schools have an impact on the social and emotional learning of students. Many elementary schools adopt programs that help children recognize their feelings, empathize with others and manage their frustration. But the developmental stage of adolescence presents new challenges for school leaders. In everything from academics to authority structures, these students are grappling with where they belong, what they value and what kind of person they want to become.Read the full article here!