Social emotional learning – explicitly teaching students skills such as managing their emotions, showing empathy, and building positive relationships – has gained ground in American schools. After all, time management, conflict resolution, and other social skills are essential to success in life and career.
Host Nat Malkus talks to Jackie Jodl and Robert Pondiscio about the benefits (and possible pitfalls) of social emotional learning. What does social emotional learning look like in practice? How is it distinctive from the natural relationship-building that has always taken place in schools?More