Social Emotional Learning Supports Around COVID-19

By Donna Black, SEL4TX Family Response to COVID-19 Crisis Parents should try to spend more time with their children during the COVID-19 health crisis. Not only will this help children feel more secure, it also will provide parents with opportunities to talk with their children about any concerns they may be having. Limit the amount […]

Reflections from National Governors Association Learning Collaborative on SEL

By Nova Biro, SEL4MA The National Governors Association (NGA) hosted a cross-state Learning Collaborative on the topic of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) on October 21 and 22 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Three representatives from the SEL4US network were among the presenters: David Adams from SEL for New York, Sarah Butcher from SEL for Washington, and […]

The Importance of Adult SEL

By Maria Lantz, SEL4IA Sarah Ohms is an academic interventionist at Stowe Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa. Stowe provides many engaging opportunities for students, including an outdoor classroom. As an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Stowe focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the […]

What If the Doors of Every Schoolhouse Opened to Social-Emotional Learning Tomorrow?

By Maurice Elias, Ph.D., SEL4NJ If the doors of every schoolhouse were opened tomorrow to SEL, if every state adopted some kind of SEL competency standards and was serious about their implementation, how would this demand be met? It’s a question worth asking because there is a significant current “push” for SEL and while we are […]