Social & Emotional Learning
Over the past few years, Social & Emotional learning has become widely recognized as a critical component of youth development. Students who feel connected to one another and supported by their community are not only happier, but also more likely to achieve higher academic outcomes. The challenges faced by children today are many, from the social pressures posed by social media to the feelings of isolation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. These problems challenge us to think about our role as educators in a more holistic way, understanding that education entails much more than what one sees on a report card.
Listed below are resources designed to help parents, teachers, and afterschool professionals incorporate the latest research on social & emotional learning into their educational approach.