11 Ways Schools Can—and Should—Involve Families in SEL Programming

Social-emotional skills allow a person to control emotions, empathize, and master collaboration. These traits will go a long way toward helping a person find satisfaction and success in life. Schools should involve parents as much as possible by learning about them, teaching them how to set goals, set family liaisons, have a family resource center, and by teaching families how to develop socially and emotionally. Families should highlight a child’s strengths, use visual aids, talk about feelings, remain calm, apologize, help and share.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having strong social-emotional skills lets someone control emotions, empathize, and collaborate.
  • School can provide resource centers and teach families to make goals and connect to reach SEL standards.
  • Families should focus on their child’s strengths, stay calm, discuss issues and learn to apologize.

“Schools should create a physical space where family members know they can go to pick up resources or books related to social-emotional development.”

Read more: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-06-26-11-ways-schools-can-and-should-involve-families-in-sel-programming

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