Lighting the SEL Fuse for K-12 Learning Growth

September 21, 2021 D2L
Lighting the SEL Fuse for K-12 Learning Growth
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is sponsored by D2L.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.

Emerging from pandemic schooling, it is tempting to return to routine academics in the name of learning recovery and acceleration. Instead, research suggests the first priority should be (re)establishing student connectedness with empathy and inclusiveness foremost. Student self-view, intrinsic motivations, and well-being are critical to their readiness to learn in fall 2021 and beyond. 

Listen to experts and practitioners in part one of this two-part series on how to build an SEL program and integrate instructional practices that recognize social-emotional well-being as the fuse to learning recovery and ongoing student success. We examine research-based practices and share success stories of schools and classrooms that prioritize student supports and community across the curriculum with a focus on virtual and blended learning. We define SEL, outline research evidence, identify key system components, and share what makes for successful district and school programs. 

In part two of this series, we focus on the classroom and share best practices and success stories for authentically integrating social-emotional learning into the curriculum, so students don’t even know they are eating their “wellness spinach.” Information will follow when part two is scheduled. 

This edWeb podcast is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders. 

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