"A District 58 school is again receiving national attention for its Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives.
"El Sierra, which several years ago was the first District 58 school to implement components of Responsive Classroom, is one of just four schools nationwide to be featured as a success story in a national report about the impact of SEL on students and schools. In addition, the report’s cover photo features El Sierra students and staff.
"The national report, called The Missing Piece: A National Teacher Survey on How Social and Emotional Learning Can Empower Children and Transform Schools, was created by Civic Enterprises, a public policy firm; Hart Research Associates, a public opinion and strategic research firm; and CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning). CASEL is a national organization advancing the teaching of academic, social and emotional skills, and has partnered closely with District 58 on its SEL initiatives."
Jim Lerman's insight:
Download the full report or the executive summary from http://casel.org/themissingpiece/