This module focuses on social and emotional learning, offers practicing teachers an overview that begins with a definition of social-emotional learning (SEL) and highlights the critical role that teachers play in helping students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to SEL. The overview features a brief history of social-emotional learning and describes how SEL builds on the contributions of individuals such as Maslow, Bloom, Goleman, and Noddings. The module also provides examples of instructional strategies teachers can use to facilitate social-emotional learning and concludes with a preview of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework and its five core SEL competencies.
By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:
Each of our learning modules follows our four-part framework:
LearnIt. Our SEL Essentials course includes 18 videos broken out into 5 different section giving educators a depth of information on the topic.
DoIt. Each course includes an opportunity to practice the theory in a classroom-focused scenario. In this course teachers are asked to take an SEL self-assessment then write goals associated to guide their own social-emotional learning.
ShareIt. Using the built-in community, collaboration is encouraged. Each course allows educators to share their DoIt experience as well as any additional learning.
ProveIt. At the end of each learning module an assessment is provided for educators to demonstrate what they have learned.