SEL Basics

“Why You Hate Work”

Summary:  This article speaks to the importance of addressing basic core values to help employees and leaders be effective and productive in the workplace. Source: Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath Categories:  Core Values, SEL Basics Description: Social emotional issues are important in sustaining productivity and preventing burnout.  The authors cite four areas of need – …

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A Feelings Walking Tour: Surveying Your School Culture and Climate

Summary:  You can learn a lot about the culture and climate of your school by taking a symbolic walk-through of the building. Source:  Maurice Elias Categories:  School Culture and Climate, SEL Basics Description: Click here to read Maurice Elias’ blog post:  A Feelings Walking Tour: Surveying Your School Culture and Climate | Edutopia Source: www.edutopia.org/blog/feelings-walking-tour-surveying-school-climate-maurice-elias

Teach the Teachers Well

Summary:  Teacher training is important in helping students develop SEL skills in students. Source: Suzanne Bouffard Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Teacher Training Description: This article, from the April 30, 2014 edition of the New York Times, speaks about the importance of teacher training to help students develop SEL competencies and reduce classroom management issues. Read …

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Emotion in Education: An Interview With Maurice Elias

Summary:  This video emphasizes the importance of Social Emotional Learning in education. Source:  Maurice J. Elias Categories:  SEL Basics Description: The director of Rutgers University’s Social and Emotional Learning Lab talks about why SEL should be an integral part of academic life. Do you think social and emotional learning should play a larger role in …

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