NPR has a story on group therapy that is now offered at Cresthaven Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md. that they say is one of several schools that now offer students “training in how to manage emotions, handle stress and improve interpersonal relationships.”
The National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development with The Aspen Institute released a report in March entitled “The Practice Base For How We Learn: Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development” that lacks footnotes or references to any research.
The U.S. Department of Education promotes the idea of social-emotional learning for educators on their website through a guest article from the 2016 Washington State School Counselor of the Year.
J.R. Wilson: There is a good chance social-emotional learning is already embedded in education programs across your state. Is it possible it is embedded in your state’s ESSA plan?
Leave it to Education Week to spin social-emotional learning into the government shutdown story to say that even U.S. Senators can benefit from it.
Denis Ian: Education’s deep spiral has now hit bottom. And the thud you hear? That’s your child’s head … hittin’ the wall.
ACT released their 2017 scores, and there is still not a noticeable improvement in students’ college readiness, in fact, underserved students lag behind.
From STEM, STEAM, and STREAM to community schools, social-emotional learning and mindfulness parents need to understand education speak used in schools.
The new PDK poll shows that a majority of Americans support public school wrap-around social services and support schools asking for more money for them.
ACT has developed its own social-emotional learning assessment for middle and high school students and officially jumps into the latest education fad.