Summary: This article reports on National Network of State Teachers of the Year’s latest research report, “Student Social and Emotional Development and Accountability: Perspective of Teachers.” The importance of this is that it is research done by teachers for teachers. Main points include the importance of SEL and the need for teachers to better understand SEL in order to foster it in their classrooms.
Source: Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa, Education Week, June 29, 2017
Categories: SEL Basics, SEL Research, SEL Teacher Training, Positive Relationships
Great teachers know the importance of creating and maintaining relationships with students and the positive affect these relationships have on school climate. This report serves as an affirmation of that work and reminds us that while test scores show us something, they can never replace the power of a caring adult. We want our students to have healthy relationships and to build their grit, their sense of belonging and their growth mindset. Adding SEL to our teaching is not just another educational trend; it’s a necessary part of excellent teaching today.