How Can Districts Help Teachers Develop Social-Emotional Skills?

Summary:  This article reports on the efforts of a California school district to improve social-emotional skills for both teachers and students.  These efforts include reinforcing the connection between SEL and academic achievement, the importance of teacher social-emotional well-being, and the importance of collegial support;

Source:  Michael Gallagher, Education Week, June 28, 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, School Culture/Climate, SEL Teacher Training, Teacher Satisfaction, Wellness


Just as an emphasis on the whole child consistently yields higher academic outcomes, happier students, and increased positive behaviors, we have seen that attention to the social-emotional needs of adults leads to productive, happier teachers who enjoy their colleagues and their time at work.

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