This program was made by possible by support from the Annenberg, The Eli and Edythe Broad, Bill & Melinda Gates, William and Flora Hewlett and Wallace Foundations.
For many K-12 educators, the goal of school is to prepare students for college. Once there, however, many young people face a situation full of consequence, a situation that all their years of schooling never once addressed: how to get along with a roommate?
Academics matter, but success in life (happiness included) depends as much on the quality of our relationships; with a college roommate, co-workers, a boss, friends and family.
A small but growing number of schools recognizes this and, starting from a young age, teach what’s called Social and Emotional learning.
In this program, we visit a school where learning to recognize feelings (one’s own and others’) and how to handle them before they get in the way are just as important as traditional academics.
How do they do it? And what’s the result? Watch to find out.
To learn more about Social and Emotional Learning, visit CASEL.org. CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) works to advance the science, practice and policy environment for Social and Emotional Learning, and is an international resource for information on the field.
There was a bonus video created for this series, about the model in place at P.S. 24 under the guidance of Tom Roderick. You can watch it below:
This program is made possible by the following funders:
Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
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