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World Economic Forum: The Future of Jobs Report

February 7, 2020

The Top 10 skills identified by the World Economic Forum all involve social and emotional competence. And research shows that social and emotional skills and attitudes also contribute to the other skills such as critical thinking. To read the full report, click here.

Social-Emotional Learning Has Long-Lasting Positive Effects on Student

February 7, 2020

Students who completed social-emotional learning interventions fared better than their peers who didn’t participate on a variety of indicators—including academic performance, social skills, and avoiding negative behaviors like drug use, finds the analysis, which examined follow-up data from dozens of published studies on specific interventions. To read the report, click here.

SEL Leads to Improved Academic Performance & Behavior

February 7, 2020

SEL interventions increased students’ academic performance by 11 percentile points, compared to students who did not participate in such SEL programs. Students participating in SEL programs also showed improved classroom behavior, an increased ability to manage stress and depression, and better attitudes about themselves, others, and school. To read the meta-analysis of 213 studies involving…

Economic Value of SEL: $11-1 ROI

February 7, 2020

The average return on investment for six evidence-based programs is 11 to 1, meaning for every dollar invested there is an $11 return. Read the 2015 review from Columbia University.

The Impact of Social Emotional Learning

February 7, 2020

More than two decades of research demonstrates that education promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) gets results. The findings come from multiple fields and sources, including student achievement, neuroscience, health, employment, psychology, classroom management, learning theory, economics, and the prevention of youth problem behaviors.

Mindfulness: Resetting Your Brain

January 14, 2020

Mindfullness is a simple, yet powerful way to reset your brain.  So, what is mindfulness exactly? Think about a time you’ve been working on a computer.  Have you every reached a point where the computer seemed to be lagging, moving slowly, or simply not working properly?  You might find that rebooting the computer makes a…

Why Does Naming Feelings Work?

December 16, 2019

Naming feelings is tricky! There are hundreds of feelings and every minute of the day you can be feeling a variety of them. Sometimes, it’s hard to pinpoint what you’re feeling. Take your average “bad day,” for example. Nearly everyone has experienced a “bad day”. Some days, you are just in a bad mood. Maybe…

When Addiction Changes Your Life Story

December 12, 2019

As the holidays approach, this time of year often amplifies grief. Loss of loved ones, or even loss of “what used to be” becomes more… well, MORE. I doubt anyone reading this has not been impacted by addiction… in some way, shape, or form. Today, I want to share a very important, powerful, and raw…

My Mom’s Advice: “Get Some Dumb Friends!”

December 12, 2019

Last week, I received an email from a 30-in-30 subscriber: Her son is a junior in high school who struggles academically. He refuses extra help from a tutor or teacher, insisting he can do it on his own. He has an older brother who does well in school with relatively little effort, so the young…

Managing Anxiety: How to Build an “Anxiety-Free” Environment in Your Classroom

December 12, 2019

Previously, I wrote about How to Help Your Students Manage Anxiety. If you haven’t read that article yet, I suggest you start with it, here. It explains what causes anxiety, which is key to understanding how to manage it. Today, I want to share some strategies for building an “anxiety-free” environment in your classroom. Obviously,…

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