Summary: This article contains an interview with Nancy Markowitz founder of the Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child. She talks about the importance of teacher training in social-emotional learning and the need for this training to be more widespread.
Source: Karen Stoltzfus, Education Week, June 7, 2017
Categories: SEL Basics, SEL Teacher Training
An increasing number of school districts are beginning to integrate social-emotional learning practices into academics, professional development, teacher evaluations, state standards, and even accountability frameworks. Research has shown that social-emotional learning can be beneficial for students’ academic performance. But according to Markowitz, there’s a disconnect between this push and the preparation of incoming teachers.