Summary: This article attests to the positive effect that implementing Social-Emotional Learning strategies can have on improving academic performance. The district found that focusing on SEL skills helped students build mental frameworks for resiliency, overcome obstacles, and believe in their own success.
Source: Brandon Hubbard, District Administration, November 18, 2021
Description: “As we always say here at our district, “Culture precedes achievement.” By blending our SEL curriculum with a real desire to make a difference, our district has significantly exceeded expectations set forth by the state of Texas’ education department. We made that leap and performed the way we did because of the focus placed on SEL and the emphasis placed on providing students and teachers with the mental frameworks they needed to be resilient.”