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Resources - Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning

When students work together on project teams, they learn to collaborate, communicate, and resolve conflicts. Cooperative learning and character development supports the social and emotional development of students and prepares them for success in the modern workplace. Watch an introduction video.

Social-Emotional Leading

We are hearing more these days about the emergence of a social emotional learning (SEL) movement across the country and with good reason. As we have focused increasingly on standards and accountability, educators have observed the results of forgetting a whole child sits before us.

Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills

Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle it and use it to experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not, it's us under the microscope. But there's a trend in design toward video games that build social skills and encourage players to reflect on themselves and their relationships.

Beyond Grades and Trophies, Teaching Kids the Definition of Success

Flickr:CriCristina By Amanda Stupi In her new book Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success , psychologist and author Madeline Levine exposes the pitfalls of over-parenting, and argues for a new definition of success and achievement. Levine uses the term "authentic success" to differentiate success as it is traditionally viewed: titles, money, good grades, and prestigious schools.

Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All

Over the last decade, increased attention has been paid to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of children. This area of learning is necessary and essential to address -- for children and adults.

It's Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All

Over the last decade, increased attention has been paid to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of children. This area of learning is necessary and essential to address -- for children and adults.

5 Simple Lessons for Social and Emotional Learning for Adults

In my last blog I made the case for social emotional learning (SEL) for all -- for children, teachers, administrators, coaches, and all other staff working in and with schools. I promised suggestions for how this could be done in schools.

3 Significant Benefits Of Social Learning

by Jakub Piwnik, brainly.com Technology influences education. It's a bit late to discuss how social media and technology may reshape learning and schools. The train has already departed and so we can observe some changes taking place. There are plenty of ways to go about it-social learning networks currently offer first class tickets to the "next-gen" learning.

Teach the Teachers Well

When Yvonne Ford started teaching at P.S. 133, a public elementary school in Brooklyn, her classroom wasn't an easy place to learn. Students with behavior problems struggled to remain on task. Teasing and name-calling were common. Many students came to school angry and anxious. Ford wasn't satisfied with how students treated each other or her.

Discipline and School Spirit

Summer is a good time for reflection, and I have been reflecting on why, after so much education research, and so many years of educational practice, we still seem to be struggling to find "what works."

App-based Graphic Novels Spark Teen Discussion

5/12/2014 By: Title: Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs the Other Kind Summary: Quizzes spark engagement in authentic teen scenes Pros: Real teen issues are presented with respect and emotional authenticity. Characters are alternately tough yet vulnerable, admirable yet fallible. Cons: Audio of teen voices and some comic relief would pull kids in even more.

How Do You Teach Empathy? Harvard Pilots Game Simulation

Disruptive students can be a big challenge for teachers in charge of a room full of 30 students. There isn't always time to get to the bottom of student behavior and in a large class those students can derail learning for everyone.

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning Into High School

At Jameisha's South Side Chicago high school, a full-on commitment to social and emotional learning, or SEL, has transformed the environment from a nightmare of urban violence to a place where students dream of college. And although the circumstances and challenges may differ at other public secondary schools, around the nation we are seeing a

Social And Emotional Benefits Of Video Games: Metacognition and Relationships

Contrary to the popular image of the gamer as an awkward, socially inept loner, players are actually engaged with one another. Gamers play cooperatively. They play competitively. They share tips and tricks. They work together. The teach each other how to get better at the game.

Your Face Scares Me: Understanding the Hyperrational Adolescent Brain

Take off your snarky hat. Adolescents get a bad rap, says Dr. Daniel Siegel, and he should know. He's a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Association, and author of many books, videos, and articles on the mind.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do -

LifeHack | Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don't do so that you too can become more mentally strong. 1.

Why It's Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

When searching for toys for their kids at chain toy stores, parents typically encounter the following scenario: toy aisles are color-coded pink and blue. They shouldn't bother looking for LEGOS, blocks, and trucks in the pink aisle, and they certainly won't find baby dolls in the blue aisle.

Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids?

Over the past 50-60 years, play time in kids' lives has been drastically cut. School days and years are longer and parents often schedule enrichment activities for their children instead of giving them space to direct their own play.

How Questions Promote Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Across Subject Areas

Maurice Elias Professor, Rutgers University Psychology Department and Edutopia Blogger In the last blog, we took a look at the perspective of perspective of Irving Sigel on the importance of asking different kinds of questions as a way of deepening students' social, emotional, and cognitive learning.

How Play Wires Kids' Brains For Social and Academic Success

When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground. "The experience of play changes the connections of the neurons at the front end of your brain," says Sergio Pellis, a researcher at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.

Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning

More Edutopia Resources for Social and Emotional Learning CORE STRATEGY PAGE: Social and Emotional Learning Use this roundup page to discover why educators must help students develop the skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts nonviolently, and make responsible decisions.

5 Simple Lessons for Social and Emotional Learning for Adults

Elena Aguilar Transformational Leadership Coach from Oakland, California In my last blog I made the case for social emotional learning (SEL) for all -- for children, teachers, administrators, coaches, and all other staff working in and with schools. I promised suggestions for how this could be done in schools.

When kids connect they learn more - Chicago Sun-Times

By Phillip Cantor Updated: A focus on building strong relationships between teachers and students and helping teachers see students as unique individuals is making a big difference at the Chicago public high school where I teach.

Fostering Relationships in the Classroom

Larry Ferlazzo I teach English & Social Studies at inner-city high school in Sacramento,CA Students and teacher need to develop positive and trusting relationships in an effective classroom. It is also critical that all students, especially English-language learners, develop trusting and enriching relationships with each other.

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments

When it comes to successful eLearning design, everybody should agree that there's no such thing as too much information about how the human brain operates. It's wired for social learning. Our respective environments actually shape our brains and the rest of our bodies.