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?”

A Call to All Social-Emotional Learning Leaders

By Maurice Elias,Professor, Rutgers University Psychology Department and Edutopia Blogger It’s time for the leaders of the social-emotional learning (SEL) and character education fields to jump in the sandbox together and create a set of common guidelines for implementation in schools.  This is a variation of the “Manhattan Project” called for years ago by Tim … Continue reading “A Call to All Social-Emotional Learning Leaders”

Creating Safe Spaces that Nurture Learning

When it comes to flourishing in school nowadays, scientific evidence is mounting that confirms what many of us have suspected all along—that if we want children to truly learn, and to perform better in life as both students and citizens, then we have to educate them in an environment that they see as safe, caring … Continue reading “Creating Safe Spaces that Nurture Learning”

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