All posts in tag: Social-emotional learning

Vicki Zakrzewski How Social-Emotional Learning Transforms Classrooms

Research clearly demonstrates that integrating social-emotional learning (SEL) into the classroom is good for both students and the adults who work with them.

But there’s a story that the research hasn’t captured—the one of powerful transformation that can result from the practice of SEL.

I recently spoke to a number of … More >

Vicki Zakrzewski A new model of school reform

Last week, The New Yorker reported that Mark Zuckerberg’s 2010 gift of $100 million to the Newark School District hadn’t really improved the schools — with most of the money having been spent on labor contracts and consulting fees.

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Meanwhile, on the opposite coast, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), an urban … More >

Vicki Zakrzewski How to integrate social-emotional learning into Common Core

Do the Common Core State Standards undermine social-emotional learning?

Many educators think so. In a recent Ed Week op-ed, an elementary principal argued that teachers were too busy teaching Common Core to address the social-emotional development of their students. I’ve heard the same argument from many teachers. This is troubling given that researchers strongly … More >

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