Needed is a framework for understanding the social and emotional development of youth, one that goes beyond narrow skills and instrumental goals.
Mark Garrison, PhD, has 30+ years of research and evaluation experience in K12 and higher education contexts. He is Core Doctoral Research Faculty & Professor of Education, West Texas A&M University.
The complaint that SEL lacks a clear definition masks a common feature to most social and emotional learning initiatives: a narrow framing of social-emotional phenomena in terms of skill.
What if we asked: how can education contribute to evdemonia — an ancient Greek concept that refers to living a life that is worthwhile, fulfilling, and elevating?
Taking additional time to craft an email may save you from having to answer multiple questions, counter misunderstandings, or mend hurt feelings.
In the “Unschooling Emotion” series, we explore the origins, assumptions, and outcomes of leading SEL programs, and offer an alternative way to think about student well-being.
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