Common Core State Standards & SEL Competencies
Integration of Common Core Standards are important to keep the student on track and prepared for the next level of instruction. As a teacher you know that each moment counts; the 50 minutes in the period can fly by, or easily be distracted. Pedagogy is just as if not more important than content knowledge. How we teach and engage students' attention is what makes a teacher great. Including the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies within instruction, and classroom culture will have huge returns on investment, check out the resources page for documented results. CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, is a leader in supporting educators develop their own tool kits, including their 5 SEL Competencies that support student wellness and growth.
CASEL 5 SEL Competencies
These SEL competencies are also essential for our students to practice digital citizenship. Our hope is that our students will develop responsible decision-making skills, so they can interact online with integrity and responsibility. The SEL competencies possess all the qualities we seek in proactive digital citizens; this is another reason why SEL integration is so important. If we truly want transliteration between technology and education, we should invest in SEL. Much of transliteracy involves perspective taking; with SEL we learn to see our perspective as one of many, opening us up to collaborative and innovate with ease.
Additional Standards Applications: