While Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has been around for a long time, it is quickly becoming one of the most talked about topics in education. If you’re like us, you’re probably thinking: IT’S ABOUT TIME. If you are relatively new to SEL and Mindfulness, that’s great. We are here to guide you.
When schools closed beginning in March 2020, most systems struggled to implement remote learning. Schools, educators, learners, and parents just weren't prepared for that. Which is why academic equity has become a focus of schools across the nation.
Instruction has not looked the same since schools closed their physical classrooms in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators across the United States have worked tirelessly since that time to reach and teach all students. English learners have particular educational needs.
As students and teachers have traversed the educational landscape throughout the last year, two things are very certain. The first, is that teachers, schools, and districts have had to adapt their systems and structures of instruction to meet the needs of their students. The second, is that as a result of that adaptation, great teaching and learning has taken place.
Learning loss, whether it stems from summer break, covid-19, self-esteem, or environmental factors is something that we as educators have faced for a very long time. This blog will present practical and easily applicable strategies that your entire school can use to identify, reverse, and prevent learning loss to help close the learning gaps that our students have sustained.
This time of forced school closures and alternative learning presents the opportunity to learn more about how to implement SEL and how it’s connected to equity, cultural inclusivity and family engagement, school climate and safety, and academic achievement.