3 Practical Resources to Help Teachers Integrate SEL and Academics

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New research is pointing to how the incorporation of social-emotional learning (SEL) within a classroom’s curriculum has the ability to boost the rates in which students are academically successful. SEL skills can revolve around taking the time to listen, as well as taking turns when speaking. Learning how to appreciate ideas that are different from the norm is also a great way to help students excel in the various areas of SEL. When children have heightened levels of social emotional skills, they are much more likely to thrive academically.

Key Takeaways:

  • Social, emotional learning is an aspect of education that can be built into the curriculum as it already stands.
  • For example, when prepping lesson plans, teachers can take into account both the academic implications and the social implications of a subject to be taught.
  • Teachers can facilitate the emotive process further by encouraging students to reflect on their work and share their findings.

“Educators new to planning lessons with integration might be curious about which social skills can best be taught and practiced.”

Read more: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-06-25-three-practical-resources-to-help-teachers-integrate-sel-and-academics

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