How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School

Summary:  This article suggests ways that teachers can use to teach social-emotional learning using a variety of resources.  The sense of connection and maintaining relationships are importance resources that support students as they learn to deal with this national health crisis.

Source:  Arianna Prothero, Education Week, March 30, 2020

Description:  “Many educators are already trying out different tactics to teach or infuse social-emotional learning into their remote lessons, said Karen VanAusdal, the senior director of practice at the Collaborative of Academic and Social Emotional Learning, or CASEL.


“It can be simple things, such as sending daily notes, or, as some educators are doing, morning meetings with their classes where they can build community and do check-ins with young people to see how it is going,” said VanAusdal. For younger students, some teachers have been reading books aloud to their students virtually and then reflecting on the social-emotional skills of the characters in the books, said VanAusdal.”

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