By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz about the importance of meeting children’s emotional needs – now more than ever before. Well, this is why everyone is talking about SEL or Social-Emotional Learning! According to a report from McGraw-Hill Education/Morning Consult, 81% of parents believe that SEL is just as important as academic learning, according to the 2018 Social and Emotional Learning.
Based on Child Development’s 2011 meta-analysis of 213 school-based, universal social and emotional learning (SEL) programs involving 270,034 kindergarten through high school students, students participating in SEL programs also showed improved classroom behavior, an increased ability to manage stress and depression, and better attitudes about themselves, others, and school. The research is evident that SEL practices have a strong link to student success outcomes.
That’s why we wanted to share this quick 3-minute video explaining the four reasons why SEL is so important right now. Parents need to have a better understanding of the shift that is happening in the world of education to incorporate more SEL in the curriculum. Take a look!
Click here to watch the video.