Mantilla, D. (2018, October). Video / SEL in Secondary Schools. Retrieved January 17, 2019

Collaborative inquiry can help teachers develop both the mindsets and the instructional practices needed to attend to students’ social-emotional learning. There is a growing consensus that schools must address both academic and social-emotional learning (SEL). Districts across the country have invested in whole-school, evidence-based SEL curricula to support teachers in developing positive classroom communities and building students’ self-regulation and conflict-resolution skills. Yet in many schools, social-emotional learning is seen as something that happens during a targeted time of the day (perhaps through a short lesson), rather than a set of skills that teachers expertly embed—and cultivate—within the academic curriculum itself.

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