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March 13, 2018

Teachers Say Social-Emotional Learning Is Important, But They Can't Do It Alone

A focus on students' social, emotional, and academic development improves classroom learning, a new report says, but teachers need support to bring that mindset into their work.

January 23, 2018

Social-Emotional Learning for Senators: This Elementary School Exercise Helped End the Shutdown

A group of senators used an elementary school listening exercise to help negotiate an end to the government shutdown. Here's what Congress can learn from schools.

January 05, 2018

Students Make a Prosthetic Leg for a Duck, Showing the Value of Purpose in Learning

Arkansas middle school students persisted through months of challenges in designing a 3D-printed prosthetic foot for a duck. Researchers say a sense of purpose, like helping an animal, can help engage students in the classroom.

December 20, 2017

Sesame Workshop to Address Refugee Children's Trauma With Help From Elmo and $100 Million

The Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee will use a $100 million grant for an education and outreach program designed to address the needs of displaced Syrian children.

November 21, 2017

Adults Send Children Mixed Messages About Kindness. Here's Why That Matters to Schools

A national survey sheds light on the sometimes conflicting messages children receive about kindness and how the unkind actions of adults affect them, findings with takeaways for schools.

November 07, 2017

Principals Like Social-Emotional Learning. Here's Why Schools Struggle With It

Principals see a lack of time, inadequate teacher training, and funding as barriers to carrying out social-emotional learning in their schools, a nationally representative survey found.

September 13, 2017

Scientists to Schools: Social, Emotional Development Crucial for Learning

Students' social, emotional, and academic development are "deeply intertwined," and all are central to learning, a group of scientists said in a consensus statement released Wednesday.

August 21, 2017

Human Book Characters May Be Better Than Animals for Teaching Moral Lessons

Young children are more likely to learn and apply character lessons from books that feature human characters than from stories that center on human-like animals, a new study finds.

August 09, 2017

The Unexpected Reason Some Students Procrastinate

Some students engage in so-called self-handicapping behaviors like procrastination in an attempt to protect themselves from the negative emotions they might feel if they fail at an academic task. How should teachers handle it?

July 12, 2017

Social-Emotional Learning Has Long-Lasting Positive Effects on Students, Study Says

Social-emotional learning programs may continue to show positive benefits for students months, or even years, after they complete them, a new meta-analysis finds.

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