Social and Emotional Learning
Find and share resources for creating a healthy school culture by helping students develop skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions.
- Creating a safer space for students to engage with controversial topics starts with shared norms like “assume best intentions” and “show respect and courage.”
- When schools abruptly closed due to Covid-19, teachers figured out how to make remote learning work. This week, as the nation expresses its gratitude, we recap the emotional journey.
- This round-up of teachers reaching out to their distant students makes it more clear than ever that relationships are always at the heart of teaching.
- A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success.
- Suddenly, you’re not in the same physical space as your students. We asked teachers to share strategies for maintaining relationships—both peer-to-peer and student-teacher—when everything’s gone remote.
- Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn.
- When elementary students compare the relative importance of a range of problems, they learn to take charge of their reactions.
- Explicitly teaching and celebrating kindness is a simple yet powerful way to build a positive classroom culture.
- Students who need extra social and emotional support have a quick check-in with an adult at the start and end of each day.