21 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social-Emotional Learning While the impact of the new federal education law ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) has yet to be realized, there’s one change that is welcome to educators. It is the shift in emphasis from the prescriptive testing and accountability requirements of No Child Left Behind to a broader definition of success, including recognition of the value of non-academic concepts and “whole child” issues. ESSA recognizes social-emotional education as an important factor in helping students develop crucial life skills that go beyond academics. For an awesome infographic on the core competencies of social-emotional learning, click here.
Sign in to your Microsoft account Sign in No account? Create one! Sign-in options Social Emotional Learning Activities Welcome to our free Social Emotional Learning Activities page. Below you will find free resources – lessons, activities, and printables – in the following skill areas: Communication, Cooperation, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation. These resources are age-appropriate for elementary and middle school students and are typically used in a classroom or a small group setting. And in most cases, if materials are required for the activity, they are items that you already have in your classroom or office. As you will see below, many of the activities and lesson plans include characters from our online social skills games. And if you are using or plan to use the online games, these activities will reinforce the learning that occurs during gameplay.
How 'Slow Looking' Can Help Students Develop Skills Across Disciplines Eight seconds — that’s the latest estimate of the length of the human attention span. The push to cover more material in the same amount of classroom time also provides a challenge, especially when teachers are told that the skills (like critical thinking and creativity) their students will need in order to compete in the 21st century are ones that take time to develop. For educators working with a new generation raised in a world of rapid information exchange, it may seem difficult to hold students’ attention when it comes time for extended observation. As an antidote, Project Zero researcher Shari Tishman offers “slow looking" — the practice of observing detail over time to move beyond a first impression and create a more immersive experience with a text, an idea, a piece of art, or any other kind of object.
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Social and Emotional Learning in the Daily Life of Classrooms Integrating social and emotional learning into existing initiatives, including teacher evaluation, Common Core State Standards implementation, and professional learning, is no easy task. Regional technical assistance providers and state and district leaders can use this module to: Deepen their knowledge and skills for integrating a social and emotional learning emphasis into their policy and planning work. Strengthen connections between social and emotional learning, the Common Core State Standards, and teacher evaluation and professional development systems. How Revising Math Exams Turns Students Into Learners, Not Processors Teaching metacognitive skills According to Cover, the Lakeview School District has had “a big equity push” in recent years, with two organizations being brought in to lead monthly dialogues for cohorts of about 15 faculty members. Those dialogues prompted Cover to reflect on areas where she had struggled in school — primarily writing. “I recalled that I learned to write by doing rewrites on English and history papers,” she says. “So why not bring more complex math problems and do the same in my class?”
dokuwiki DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn't require a database. It is loved by users for its clean and readable syntax. The ease of maintenance, backup and integration makes it an administrator's favorite. Built in access controls and authentication connectors make DokuWiki especially useful in the enterprise context and the large number of plugins contributed by its vibrant community allow for a broad range of use cases beyond a traditional wiki. How SEL Helps You as a Teacher Setting goals, asking for help, showing empathy. These are all examples of social-emotional skills that help students thrive—both in and out of the classroom. There are many benefits to social-emotional learning (SEL). In fact, some researchers argue that these skills are foundational to learning and can be even more important than academic skills. When students have limited social-emotional skills, they’re more likely to struggle when they face a new challenge or conflict.
The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement To illustrate the value of metacognition and how it actually plays a role in learning, we can consider an example from mathematics, where it has been shown that metacognition plays a central role in learning and achievement. Specifically, when novice students were compared to seasoned mathematicians, the students selected a seemingly useful strategy and continued to apply it without checking to see if the strategy of choice was actually working well. Thus, a significant amount of time was wasted in fruitless pursuits. The more experienced mathematicians on the other hand, exercised metacognition, monitoring their approach all along the way to see if it was actually leading to a solution or merely to a dead end. Being aware of how one is engaging with the process of learning influences how the student interprets the task at hand, and what strategies are selected and employed in service of achieving learning goals. 1.
Create and Edit Self and Peer Assessments What are Self and Peer Assessments? You can use Self and Peer Assessments to facilitate the objective, analytical, and learning comprehension skills of students. Students can review the work of fellow students through criteria-based reference evaluation. They can give and receive constructive feedback that enhances their comprehension of the subject material. Self and Peer Assessments can help distribute the workload and ensure that students receive feedback from several individuals. Students also benefit from the analytical experience of evaluating submissions against defined criteria.
A Guide to the Core SEL Competencies [Activities Included] When implementing social-emotional learning (SEL), it can be helpful to narrow your focus to a few SEL competencies that are most relevant for the students and educators in your school community. That's why many district and school leaders use the framework from CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning). CASEL outlines five core social-emotional learning competencies that can be taught in many ways in any type of school or district community. In this guide, you'll learn about the five core SEL competencies—complete with definitions, equity considerations, and examples of what these competencies may look like and sound like in practice. For each core competency, we also share examples of low-lift SEL strategies, activities, and teaching practices that you can use right away in your school community to promote student SEL and adult SEL.