The application of skills to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Carmen Sandiego is on a new mission: traveling the world to help the next generation of global citizens build valuable social–emotional skills. Students can journey with Carmen in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s new web series, Fearless Kids Around the World, and meet young heroes working to do good with bravery, resilience, and kindness.
Bullying behavior often emerges in childhood, and the consequences for victims can last a lifetime, but what makes a child become a bully? Researchers have continued to consider the reasons children bully their peers, increasingly finding that more than one type of bully exists.
In the last few years, social and emotional learning (SEL)
has increasingly become one of the most prevalent topics in education. Educators
around the world are incorporating SEL into their classrooms and, according to
the article “Reflecting
on Social Emotional Learning: A Critical Perspective on Trends in the United
States” by Dianne M. Hoffman, there are several benefits of teaching SEL
that make it an important piece of the curriculum puzzle.
The Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning laboratory (EASEL) at Harvard University is testing the use of flexible, bite-sized lessons to teach social and emotional learning. The “kernels” are designed to be adaptable to students’ interests and needs.
An esports league has launched a free high school curriculum to help teachers use gaming to boost student learning. Gaming Concepts, from the High School Esports League (HSEL), was written as a turnkey curriculum that almost anyone with even rudimentary computer skills can teach.