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What’s New in Social and Emotional Learning

Our Favorite Reads in October 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of the Stories that Inspired Us newsletter, where we take a look back at some recent stories that had a strong impact on us and on our readers.

We recently published a survey of teachers, administrators, and parents on the current state of social and emotional learning that led us to explore SEL from a variety of lenses and discuss SEL trends with a number of educators and thought leaders. This October, Stories that Inspired Us is all about what’s new in social and emotional learning:

What We Know About Social and Emotional Learning in PreK-12 Classrooms

Results from Our Newest SEL Report

“We recently conducted a survey on social and emotional learning (SEL), and asked educators, administrators, and parents a few questions to gauge their opinions on the importance of SEL. We conducted a similar survey of educators on social and emotional learning in 2018, allowing us to compare our 2021 survey data and identify trends. A stand-out difference from 2018: educators are more aware of SEL, and implementation of SEL programs in schools is on the rise.

Read What We Know About Social and Emotional Learning in PreK-12 Classrooms here.

5 Ways to Build Relationships with Students and Families

By Christina Quarelli, K-8 Curriculum Specialist, McGraw Hill

“The back-to-school season only comes once a year, and there’s no returning to it once it has passed. This is exactly why it is crucial to take advantage of this time of year to reach one very specific goal: establish positive rapport with every student and their family as quickly as possible. The following are some tips and strategies to consider when forming that powerful school-to-home alliance and connecting with students.”

Read 5 Ways to Build Relationships with Students and Families here.

Unbroken

Angela Duckworth

“The Latin root for remediation means “to heal.” The Latin root for acceleration means “to hasten.” The distinction is subtle and yet, in terms of motivation, can make a world of difference. If you need to be healed, you must be broken. If you deserve to be hastened, you must be a champion.”

Read Unbroken here.

Making Social and Emotional Learning Relevant to Students

“We recently held a webinar called Social and Emotional Learning in Context, where speakers explored how we can better consider the context in which students learn, including all the factors that make up students’ lived experiences, such as equity, learning differences, and culture, and apply social and emotional learning with that context in mind. Our speakers discussed why it’s important to make SEL relevant for learners and detailed how they employ avenues like art, music, social media, and even science to connect with students and arm them with lifelong SEL skills.”

Read Making Social and Emotional Learning Relevant to Students here.

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