Schools in Washoe County, Nevada are experiencing large class sizes due to budget cuts. One principal is focusing on social-emotional learning and school culture and climate in order to combat the negative effect of overcrowded classrooms. She has focused on improving these skills in both teachers and students in her school.Source:
Jenny Abamu, EdSurge, June 4, 2018Description:
"One of the limitations researchers identified with the ways schools implement SEL practices is the heavy focus most leaders put on students — especially when similar expectations are not required of adults. In a 2017 research paper, Anne Gregory from Rutgers University and Edward Fergus, an assistant professor at Temple University, argue that teachers should make an effort to develop their own social and emotional competencies in order to improve their ability to foster students’ understanding of the topic and improve school climate." Read the full article here!