Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an element of effectively addressing any standards or content goals. It's the backbone of good pedagogy, engaging students through affect to support learning. The SEL norms reinvent the classroom culture, revealing the skills also necessary to be a leader in the 21st Century.
In practicality, SEL can be integrated during transition times, through ritual use before a test, or at the start of the day. These tools allow our students to focus during class, and do their best; which is all we can hope for each of them.
Applying the Standards