Educators’ Social and Emotional Skills Vital to Learning

By Stephanie Jones, Suzanne Bouffard & Richard Weissbourd
August 18, 2016

This article focuses on teachers’ own social and emotional learning. It asserts the importance of social and emotional skills within the teaching profession and the needed and difficult cultural shift to more openly address this type of skill development within a school. The article describes promising interventions to support teachers’ social and emotional skills and suggestions for building SEL skills into the daily work of all school staff. It notes that strategies used to support educator skill development can be used by teachers to promote SEL in their students.

This article will be of interest to school leaders and support staff, such as counselors, who contribute to school-wide culture and provide professional development for educators.

Source Organization: Kappan

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