How Social Emotional Learning Helps Students in the Age of AI

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AI is here and is becoming a fundamental part of our everyday lives. With recent and projected advances in AI, this perpetually evolving technology is only going to become more integral in everything we do. But the rapid proliferation of AI, especially in education and in work settings, has led to a remarkably high level of anxiety for many of us. ...

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How Meditation Breaks Support Social and Emotional Learning in ECE

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Guest post by Beth Rush, an education reporter at Body+Mind who writes about the importance of teaching climate consciousness in public and private schools. Follow Beth on X (formerly Twitter) @bodymindmag.  Social and emotional skills are essential for your child's growth and development, helping them handle life's challenges as they grow up....

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The Case for Introducing Social Emotional Learning in K-3 Education

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There has been a growing understanding that academic success is only one part of a child's development. As districts focus on preparing students for the challenges of the future, educators are turning their attention to social emotional learning (SEL) as a key instrument. There are compelling reasons why introducing SEL in K-3 education is more tha...

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How Parents Can Support SEL in Schools

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Social emotional learning (SEL) has come under fire in recent years, even though the research is indisputable regarding the overall benefits of social emotional learning in K-12 classrooms. In fact, Edutopia shared news about a 2023 meta-analysis comprised of "424 studies involving over half a million K-12 students, scrutinizing school-based SEL pr...

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The Future of Social Emotional Learning in K-12 Education

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The way in which we measure academic achievement is expanding to encompass a holistic approach to student development. Social emotional learning (SEL) is emerging as a pivotal piece of the academic puzzle, and the more we learn about the profound impact that emotional intelligence has on academic success and lifelong wellbeing, the more significant...

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The Long-Term Impact of Social Emotional Learning

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Social emotional learning (SEL) programs have been used in schools since the 1970s, when the concept of SEL and the importance of teaching students social and emotional skills first gained popularity. Early programs from the 70s and 80s provided the foundation for modern SEL programs. In 1994, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional L...

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Improving Career Readiness with Social Emotional Learning

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Social emotional learning (SEL) is becoming increasingly important in preparing students for their future careers. As the job market becomes more competitive, employers are looking for candidates who not only have the necessary technical skills but also possess strong social emotional skills. Social emotional learning helps students develop the sof...

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3 Benefits of SEL for Teachers in the Classroom

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Social emotional learning (SEL) – a scientifically backed method for improving learning by addressing social and mental health issues – is a critical piece of a comprehensive K-12 curriculum. SEL builds emotional intelligence (EQ) and helps students develop the skills necessary to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom in meaningful ways th...

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The Power of Social Emotional Learning: Why It Matters More Than Ever

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Today's world – in both personal and professional spheres – increasingly demands that our students arrive prepared with the tools necessary to navigate life's challenges. Social emotional learning (SEL) is the way in which we help students develop those necessary skills, which include empathy, communication, and better self-regulation of emotions. ...

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From Classroom to Real Life: How SEL Equips Teens for Success

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Teenagers face a number of overwhelming and stressful challenges as they transition from the classroom to real life. But social emotional learning (SEL) can help make the process easier by giving teens the tools they need to enhance self-awareness, develop empathy, and improve decision-making skills. SEL equips teens for success in the workplace as...

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How Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Can Improve Mental Health

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A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published in the American Medical Association's JAMA Pediatrics journal reports a considerable increase in the number of children diagnosed with mental health conditions. The study reveals that the number of children aged 3-17 years diagnosed with anxiety grew by 29% and those with d...

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The Importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

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In the past few years, social emotional learning (SEL) has taken center stage and become recognized as a necessary and fundamental part of education, as students have been forced to cope with challenges well beyond the typical scope of a school day. According to the National Education Association, SEL works. The U.S. government believes social emot...

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School Day Is a Holistic Support System for Schools

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Forbes magazine listed Marc Brackett's book Permission to Feel as one of the must-reads of 2019. In his book, Brackett lists four essential features for effective SEL (social and emotional learning) strategies. As School Day also includes SEL, we can't resist comparing our service to Brackett's list. "The best SEL approaches are systematic, no...

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School Day Is the First Finnish Company at SXSW Edu!

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Education Conference & Festival is an annual event that celebrates groundbreaking work in education. It fosters innovation in learning through competitions, which serve as a vehicle to showcase fresh ideas and solutions and ultimately connect these ideas to the community for impact. School Day has been shortlisted ...

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