This article speaks about the importance of the teacher's role in developing social-emotional competencies. Results of an Ed Week survey, along with reports from schools in various states, show that school leaders and teachers feel the need for more sustained professional development and training in helping students develop SEL skills.Source:
Madeline Will, Education Week, April 7, 2020Excerpt:
"Schools are closed in much of the United States, leaving students to hunker down at home for months without their usual outlets for learning and socializing. Educators say trying to meet their social-emotional needs will be more important than ever. Even when schools reopen, students might still be grappling with fears, anxieties, or lingering trauma. But too often, experts say, teachers are tasked with implementing new social-emotional learning practices in their classrooms without adequate, ongoing support, which can tank the effectiveness of the initiative."Read the full article here!