Summary: This special report provides access to several articles covering the importance of SEL and how teachers can support social emotional learning in their classrooms.
Source: Education Week Special Report, June 7, 2017
Categories: SEL Basics, SEL Research, Educational Equity, Mindfulness, Teacher Training
Fostering a sense of calm and joy in the classroom must start with the teacher. This special report explores the social-emotional competencies needed for classroom teachers, and how they can then convey those skills to their students. The stories in this report, which include perspective pieces by current teachers, look at new research surrounding teacher stress and burnout, innovative ways to incorporate social-emotional learning into everyday lessons and with different groups of students, and strategies for self-care, mindfulness, and cultural responsiveness, starting in teacher preparation programs.