From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope

The National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development was created to engage and energize communities in re-envisioning learning to encompass its social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions so that all children can succeed in school, career, and life. This culminating report draws on the information gathered over two years from conversations, meetings, and site visits across the country. It includes recomendations for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. More detailed agenda briefs are also available for each of these stakeholder groups.

This report and the many supporting resources will be of interest to researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and any interested stakeholders. The accompanying website includes videos examples of schools and classrooms that support the whole learner, drawing on research about how learning occurs. The site also features communication tools to help stakeholders communicate clearly and deepen understanding about the value of an integrated approach to learning and development. For further reading, this article from the Greater Good Magazine provides an overview of the key insights from the report along with recommendations for specific classroom practices to build SEL.

Source Organization: The Aspen Institute

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