Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning
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Reintegrating social and emotional learning into the K-12 experience
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Social Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence | Executive Street

Social Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence | Executive Street | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
The value of emotional intelligence is applicable for both education & business. Social intelligence also plays a role, and is sometimes even more important.
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“You can be the most brilliant innovator, problem-solver or strategic thinker, but if you can’t inspire and motivate, build relationships or communicate powerfully, those talents will get you nowhere,” says Goleman, pointing out how crucial social intelligence is for leaders. Leaders need to coordinate people with resources, to understand needs, motivations, boundaries, reactions, and limits, and none of this can be accomplished without keen social awareness."

 
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Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence?

Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence? | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
The Secretary of Education isn't the only one who thinks so. Behind the growing movement for social and emotional learning. (Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence? Behind the Movement for Social and Emotional Learning — YES!
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Speaks to the growing understanding of the importance of SEL in classrooms. "While SEL curricula have been around for years, used most heavily in private and independent schools, a movement to integrate the philosophy into public education is growing rapidly. Based on its success in public schools in a handful of states, including Alaska, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Kentucky, SEL is increasingly recognized as source of stability and positivity in an embattled educational universe."

 
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Soft skills can be hard to measure : Youth Development Insight ...

Soft skills can be hard to measure : Youth Development Insight ... | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
If you, like me, evaluate and study youth programs, you should know about a new resource for measuring soft skills outcomes. Soft skills -- communication, relationships and collaboration, critical thinking and decision making, ...
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Good! As Peter Block says, Sometimes the things that matter most can't be measured.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 2013 11:45 AM

Peter Block and Einstein spoke about the things that are hard to measure and count. I like the links embedded in this article. It looks deep and rich.

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Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning

Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

Engaging in various forms of social media is a routine activity that research has shown to benefit children and adolescents by enhancing communication, social connection, and even technical skills. Social media sites such as Facebook offer multiple daily opportunities for connecting with friends, classmates, and people with shared interests.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:28 PM

Interesting article with some good links to research.

Angie Mc's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:10 PM

Thorough, positive approach to social media for students.

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Education changemakers: social and emotional learning - MaRS Commons

Education changemakers: social and emotional learning - MaRS Commons | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
RT @joeatmars: Education changemakers: social and emotional learning - @MaRSCommons http://t.co/Jyey0XrMUX via @sharethis cc @MaRSDD
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From the article: The expansion of our education curriculum to include social and emotional health is no longer a luxury. We need to expand our vision of school to be more than just a repository for math and language skills, to be a place where young people can go to feel safe and learn social skills that will help them for the rest of their lives.

 

The study cited in this article saw an 11-percentile gain when students have become more aware of their social and emotional health.

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Reading, Writing, Empathy: The Rise of 'Social Emotional Learning'

Reading, Writing, Empathy: The Rise of 'Social Emotional Learning' | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

Marc Brackett never liked school. “I was always bored,” he says, “and I never felt like any of my teachers really cared. I can’t think of anybody that made me feel inspired.”...

 

At a time of contentious debate over how to reform schools to make teachers more effective and students more successful, “social emotional learning” may be a key part of the solution. An outgrowth of the emotional intelligence framework, popularized by Daniel Goleman, SEL teaches children how to identify and manage emotions and interactions. One of the central considerations of an evolved EQ—as proponents call an “emotional quotient”—is promoting empathy, a critical and often neglected quality in our increasingly interconnected, multicultural world.

 

by COURTNEY MARTIN


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"But real change, Brackett says, will come from embracing SEL as a core part of the curriculum, not by parachuting into assemblies at schools trying to “solve bullying.” “Emotional literacy should be taught from womb to tomb, because the emotional challenges we meet vary as a function of our age,” he says. “You’re not going to teach a kindergartener not to alienate people, but you might point out that little Mario looks lonely. In middle school, it’s appropriate to start talking about alienation.”


ash should be taught womb to tomb.

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Erin Larcey's curator insight, December 8, 2013 9:46 PM

This particular article talks about students who partake in the RULER program. It disucssess how the program can have a positive effect on students. In particular I'm interested in the teacher who had students kicking and hitting her because they were so emotionally disturbed. Part of this project has made me scared at the aspect of being left alone with pre-adolescent children. As a teacher I wonder what you do in order to prevent this or how you can avoid being in these situations. Obviously implementing such a program would help. Being aware of students' feelings just seems crutial to me. And maybe this teacher wasn't particularly open to her students, and possibly failed to create a safe environment without the guidance of RULER. I hope to never be put in such a situation but it's hard to predict. You could be in a school one day that is great and your students are wonderful and attentive, and the next have completely different kids. Kids are unpredicatble, and this is why it's so mportant to be aware of what is going on with them and why they act a certain way and help them nevigate their negative feelings without hurting themselves or others. 

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Is social-emotional learning a luxury?

Is social-emotional learning a luxury? | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is making its way into schools in North America. But is it an add-on or integral to education?

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5 iPads For Social And Emotional Learning

5 iPads For Social And Emotional Learning | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

"Where do we look for apps to improve things like resilience, dealing with emotions, mindfulness, empathy, gratitude, bullying, trust, self-esteem and optimism? When will iTunes and others introduce a category for these incredibly important skills?

 

Until then, listed below are 5 top emotional learning apps for school-aged children."


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C Foote's curator insight, September 20, 2014 12:21 PM

5 apps for both elem and adults to build empathy and vocabulary for positive thinking

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Pip Wilson bhp: Emotionally Literate becoming Emotionally Intelligent.

Pip Wilson bhp: Emotionally Literate becoming Emotionally Intelligent. | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Emotionally Literate becoming Emotionally Intelligent. By spending a minute you can see emotions in the faces and body language of each of the Blob people above. Emotional literacy is practiced when we can place a word ...
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What Data Can’t Do

What Data Can’t Do | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Data can’t account for everything in our experience, nor serve as the only guide for our thinking, planning and decision-making.
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"People and companies that behave well in tough times earn affection and self-respect that is extremely valuable, even if it is hard to capture in data."

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Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum Offers Opportunity to Reduce Bullying

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reducing bullying in schools could be as simple as choosing the...
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Proactive way to reduce aggression! Teach student to be socially and emotionally literate.

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The Gamification of Education and Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Benefits | Emerging Education Technology

The Gamification of Education and Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Benefits | Emerging Education Technology | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
A recent research paper sheds light on several ways in which educational games can facilitate the learning experience and benefit the student.

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Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Discover why educators must help students develop the skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts nonviolently, and make responsible decisions.
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My favorite resource for SEL! It includes research and practice on social emotional learning.

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Math, Science, Literacy and Empathy Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Math, Science, Literacy and Empathy Are Not Mutually Exclusive | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Pushing forward emotional intelligence in the classroom.
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We must move beyond the sucker's choice!

 

"Studies increasingly link social and emotional intelligence with career and life success – and these must be cultivated early in a child’s development. For example, we know that a child who masters empathy at the age of four is less likely to bully ten years later, and that, for students, having one supportive relationship with an adult outside the family can be the difference between success and failure when they grow up. This evidence is not anecdotal either."

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Cognitive vs non-cognitive skills

University of Maryland economist Sergio Urzua says non-cognitive skills are as important as cognitive skills in employment trends, government policy, and hum...
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Great video! 

"University of Maryland economist Sergio Urzua says non-cognitive skills are as important as cognitive skills in employment trends, government policy, and human behavior.
Urzua says economists have typically focused on cognitive skills (such as intelligence, literacy, mathematical abilities) in analyzing employment trends. Recently, however, economists have started to look at non-cognitive "soft" skills (like self esteem, motivation, sympathy).
Economists have developed a lot of evidence showing the impact of cognitive skills on labor market outcomes, wages, occupation, and employment, but they didn't really know the importance of these socio-emotional skills."
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Social Emotional Learning Core Competencies

Social Emotional Learning Core Competencies | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Seeing the forest despite the trees.

Our nation's educational focus continues to zero in on "achievement" as defined by test scores in specific academic areas and the resulting gaps therein.Read more .
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This blog lays out the core competences, as presented by CASEL. 

 

"CASEL (Collaborative For Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) is the leading organization working to build demand and capacity for SEL. Their work ranges from network building to conducting research to policy advocacy."

 

 

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Social and Emotional Learning: A Short History

Social and Emotional Learning: A Short History | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it

Teaching the soft skills, traditionally associated with conflict resolution and character education, has evolved from being considered 'wishy-washy' to being an integral part of educating the whole child."


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"Preparing children to be responsible, productive, caring, and engaged citizens is a timeless pursuit that continues to be the goal of education today. How best to do this in our modern school system, however, is a relatively recent and still evolving area of study and practice, and it's the main question the SEL movement seeks to answer."

 

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No Angry Kids: Fostering Emotional Literacy in Our Children ...

No Angry Kids: Fostering Emotional Literacy in Our Children ... | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Granting our children freedom to be their whole selves — unconditional acceptance — will lead to far fewer enraged or depressed adults in the future.
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Fostering EL from birth.

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Hire Edupreneurs: Advice for School Start-Ups | Blend My Learning

Hire Edupreneurs: Advice for School Start-Ups | Blend My Learning | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Primal (see Goleman's summary here) argues that leadership based on emotional intelligence yields the highest leverage performance and effectiveness.
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5 Tips:

Hire edupreneurs who are passionate, versatile, flexible, innovative and entrepreneurialSelect humble, authentic, emotionally intelligent leaders eager to develop themselves and othersChoose learning-centered leaders who already live your mission, can build a culture around it, and can inspire and coach colleagues and young people to make it their ownOnly pick someone you’d hire in a heartbeat to guide and teach your own childrenIf you’re not sure whether a candidate meets these tests, keep looking
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Talk of the Hill: ESEA Reauthorization Should Support Social and Emotional Learning

Talk of the Hill: ESEA Reauthorization Should Support Social and Emotional Learning | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the Conditions for Learning Coalition hosted a briefing on the well-being of children in schools titled, “Social and Emotional Learning: Essential Skills for School Safety, Positive Beha...
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Report showing improvement in bullying behaviors when SEL taught. Now becoming a part of a national conversation.

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Emotional Intelligence Is the Missing Piece

Emotional Intelligence Is the Missing Piece | Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning | Scoop.it
Emotional Intelligence: An Overview Credit: Edutopia Whether it's in the boardroom or the classroom, individuals need the skills to communicate, work in teams, and let go of the persona (Love this article & think we need to focus here: Emotional...
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 24, 2013 12:53 PM

Educating the heart is vital.