Social and emotional learning occurs when teachers and school staff help students develop the interpersonal skills they need to succeed in school and work. This skill-building happens in the course of everyday instruction, when teachers pause to encourage students to pose a question in a more respectful tone, imagine how others feel, take a deep breath to calm themselves down, break a goal into manageable pieces and more. Social and emotional self-management is thought to set the stage for productive, cooperative learning.
College and career readiness indicators may also make the first cut.
Researchers criticize CORE districts' use of student surveys of their social-emotional skills.
The Student Voice campaign encourages meaningful connections with teachers.