Adults need social-emotional learning too


“In some ways, it’s really our teachers and administration who are doing some serious social and emotional learning. When teachers get to know students’ lives, it’s easier to understand where a student’s bad mood or overreaction to a social slight might come from. When a teacher finds out a child is homeless and sleeps on a different couch each week, that teacher is more likely to take a problem-solving approach to student tardiness than a punitive one.”

–Phillip Cantor, “When Kids Connect, They Learn” in the Chicago Sun Times

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