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• The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) released a report that found students value social and emotional skills and want to be well-versed before college.
• Why are social and emotional skills not only useful for college environments but the workplace as well?
When and how should students learn social and emotional skills—between first-period biology and third-period English literature? After lunch and before U.S. history?
It might seem strange to squeeze in lessons on coping with trauma or resolving political disputes in between frog dissections and persuasive essay writing, but students today say they want to be as prepared socially and emotionally as they are academically when they leave high school.
Yet more than three-quarters (77 percent) of recent high school students say that is not the case, according to a new report released Thursday by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
“Students are telling us there’s a big missing piece in their education,” John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic and co-author of the report, said during a press briefing.
Read the full article about social and emotional learning by Emily Tate at EdSurge.