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. Here are 21 simple ways you can support social-emotional learning for your students every day. 1. Make it a goal to start each day with a personal connection. 2. Read-alouds are the perfect tool for exploring social-emotional themes with your class. 3. Give kids lots of opportunities to work with partners. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.
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