SEL & Mindset
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the deliberate commitment to including a framework of essential skills and dispositions that complement academics but historically have not been a part of curricular design. Learners acquire and effectively apply the skills necessary for self-regulation or managing and talking about emotions, forming relationships, setting goals and demonstrating empathy during their learning.
As we are embracing mindset practices across the country, we need to also be more conscious of how we interact with learners; how we support their learning, and how we build their self-awareness of their learning.
How we can help students and children navigate conversations about race and violence in a climate where parents are fearful and traumatized by their concerns about school safety? Antonio Boyd details how.
Barbara Schneider pens the second of a two-part series on the legacy of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
Andrew Martin pens an open letter on the power of adaptability for young learners.