Social Emotional Learning
Stories about how schools are supporting students' mental health and social growth, also known as SEL.
School Counselors Just Want to Do Their Job
Since the start of the pandemic, school counselors have been tasked with extra duties that make it harder for them to address students' mental health needs.
Episode 3: Culture, Community, and Care
Hear how students at DreamHouse ‘Ewa Beach in Hawai‘i are finding their voice as leaders, and building strong connections within their community.
When Spirits Dance: Exploring Identity Through Día de los Muertos Traditions
A Mexican-American performing arts teacher creates a culturally responsive learning environment by teaching students how Día de los Muertos traditions can help them foster community and find healing from loss.
Why Schools Need to Normalize and Prioritize Students’ Mental Health
A top priority for schools moving forward is to address the mental health needs that likely worsened during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly for children from low-income families.
3 Policy Recommendations to Safeguard Students’ Mental Health
Ideas for how the new education administration can address alarming trends in students' mental health in the wake of the pandemic.
Creating A Path Toward Healing in the Classroom
How schools have adapted their social-emotional supports to help students cope with the emotional toll of the pandemic.
How to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom
Learn how corps member Alexis Achiah (Greater Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '18) wove social-emotional learning into her lesson plans and saw tremendous change in her students.
Making Social-Emotional Learning Work for Everyone
As school districts expand social-emotional learning in the classroom, experts are working to create the right assessments to support systemwide growth.
Strengthening My Students’ Social-Emotional Learning through Animal-Assisted Therapy
Elementary school teacher Emily Miller (Indy ’16) shares how introducing her dog Lady as animal-assisted therapy for her students has strengthened their social-emotional learning and wellbeing.