Preparing Students for Success During Times of Uncertainty with Evidence-Based SEL
Educators at all levels can build resilience and prepare students for challenging times by integrating social and emotional learning (SEL) into every classroom using a systematic, curricular approach called Positive Action. Remediating social and emotional deficits creates an environment where all students can thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of the economic, social, and cognitive barriers the students bring into the classroom and the changing landscape in the world around them. Participants will consider research that supports integrated SEL by demonstrating improved student and school-wide outcomes. Recent experience has demonstrated that students need a strong social and emotional foundation to deal with uncertainty, change and trauma. As academic instruction models change from classroom-based, to home-based, to blended, students’ intrinsic motivation to learn becomes a critical component of their success and creates a transformational educational process.