Growing evidence highlights the importance of teaching social and emotional skills alongside academic skills for students’ success throughout their education and beyond. Although social and emotional skills are frequently tied to early education standards, they are often left out of the standards for elementary, middle, and high school. As a result, many states have encountered roadblocks in aligning early learning standards with those for K–12.
To succeed in college and the 21st century workforce, students need more than traditional academic skills. Students need skills in communication, collaboration, and problem solving, which are developed through social-emotional learning (SEL). This report from the World Economic Forum provides an overview on the benefits and best practices of SEL and how education technology can foster SEL and 21st century skills. It describes the challenges of using education technology to foster SEL and provides some promising solutions and opportunities for SEL in the future.
Evidence highlights the importance of social and emotional skills alongside academic skills for success in school and beyond, yet states looking to align early learning standards with those for Grades K–12 often leave out social and emotional skills from the standards for children in elementary, middle, and high school.
The CASEL Guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of social and emotional (SEL) programs and applies this framework to identify and rate well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States. The Guide also shares best-practice guidelines for district and school teams on how to select and implement SEL programs. Finally, it offers recommendations for future priorities to advance SEL research and practice.
Join us for Connected Educators Month, where the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) will demonstrate how to integrate employability skills into classroom practice. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about employability skills, use them in the classroom, and then discuss lessons learned.