social emotional learning

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning

| February 1, 2013 | 31 Comments

Flirck:WoodleyWonderworks Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students’ love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible, it’s difficult to define or pinpoint exactly what they are. But one group is giving it a try. Researchers at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) launched the Innovative Learning Environments project to […]

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Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning

Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning

| January 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

Educators are aware that social problems like poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, violence, and family trauma can affect how students learn when they come to school. Though teaching subjects like math and literacy are the biggest part of their job, in many cases they’re also called on to attend to their students’ emotional health as well, incorporating […]

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How Parents and Schools Can Help Build Kids’ Emotional Strength

How Parents and Schools Can Help Build Kids’ Emotional Strength

| October 12, 2012 | 7 Comments

By Matt Levinson For parents, the pre-teen and teenage years can be overwhelming, disorienting and puzzling. Students encounter the tangled web of changing hormones, shifting social dynamics, entrée into social media, the desire for greater independence as well as the need for emotional safety. Many parents can feel at a loss as to how to […]

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Teaching Social and Emotional Skills in Schools

Teaching Social and Emotional Skills in Schools

| September 20, 2012 | 25 Comments

By Katrina Schwartz More schools are working to change school culture through programs aimed at improving the social and emotional skills of students. The lessons directly teach young people how to interact with one another in positive ways, deal with anger, and solve problems, and new studies show they improve academic performance, too. As more […]

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