Dr. Joseph Erardi sees social-emotional learning as key in recovering from, preventing tragedies. In this interview, Dr. Erardi speaks about the recovery process in Newtown, CT following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the importance of social-emotional learning as a part of that recovery.Source:
Roger Riddell, Education DIVE, March 11, 2016Description:
Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, Jr. has been superintendent of Newtown Public Schools since 2014. During that time, he’s overseen not only efforts to make schools more secure physically, but to implement educational strategies that assist those traumatized and prevent further tragedies. Social-emotional learning — which focuses on self-awareness, responsible decision-making, self-management, relationship skills, and social awareness — is chief among them. In partnership with the Avielle Foundation, headed by neuroscientist Jeremy Richman, whose daughter Avielle was among the Sandy Hook victims, the district is addressing SEL via the Spark initiative.Read the full article here!Read more about the Spark Initiative here!