How Are Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core Connected?

By Maurice Elias, Professor, Rutgers University Psychology Department In September, 2013, the Education Advisory Council of the Character Education Partnership published a white paper titled, “Integrating Common Core and Character Education: Why It Is Essential and How It Can Be Done.” Kristin Fink and Karen Geller, acclaimed educators both, co-chaired the process and I asked … Continue reading “How Are Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core Connected?”

Common Core: Building the Moral Infrastructure through Character Ed

The Common Core has now been adopted by all but five states in the U.S., making it the topic of discussion in faculty rooms all across the country. It touts high standards that encapsulate the knowledge and skills students need for college, career and civic readiness in a 21st century global society, but will it … Continue reading “Common Core: Building the Moral Infrastructure through Character Ed”

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