In this article a trio of writers address criticisms leveled against SEL in the classroom. Three concerns that are addressed are instructional time, SEL should be taught by parents, and does SEL promote group-think?Source:
Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Dominique Smith, Education Week, February 10, 2019Description:
"As teachers, we recognize the value of attending to students' social and emotional learning. In fact, we believe that every lesson sends intended as well as unintended messages to children and youths about their social and emotional lives, what is acceptable and not, and how they should behave and interact with others. But some do not think that schools should spend time on social-emotional learning. We understand the concerns and offer the following in response to some of the common criticisms about SEL in the classroom." Read the full article here!