Category Archives: Social Emotional Learning

Using Kohlberg’s 6 Moral Principles in the Classroom Presentation Materials

At Washoe County School District’s conference, MTSS in Action: Strengthening the Relations between Students and Educators around Academic and Behavior Performance, I shared a session on using Kohlberg’s 6 Moral Principles in the classroom. The idea came from former classroom … Continue reading

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Presentation Materials: Elementary SEL/Student Voice and Academic Integration Training

Kate Crist helped bridge Common Core State Standards and Social Emotional Learning Standards in a presentation at the Elementary SEL/Student Voice and Academic Integration Training. Kate used the instructional move, Keep It or Junk it with an article by Vicki … Continue reading

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Common Core Learning Modules

We have gotten a lot of requests for the learning modules, matched to the Common Core and the Instructional Shifts, that were developed last summer. You can access them, if you have an Edmodo account, here. (If you do not … Continue reading

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Social Emotional Learning and CCSS Presentation Materials

As part of an effort to bridge the Common Core State Standards and Social Emotional Learning, district educators worked to find classroom examples and instructional techniques that addressed both outcomes simultaneously. This was part of the SEL Site-Based Implementation Training. … Continue reading

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Social Emotional Learning and why it Matters

As have been noted on this blog several times, to do Common Core well, we have to attend to the Social and Emotional Learning of our students. The science behind why this matters and how it is intertwined in a … Continue reading

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‘Being smart isn’t all you need to succeed’

In a blog post for the Hechinger Report, writer Anya Kamenetz connects Social Emotional Learning and academic success. She writes, “Non-cognitive or meta-cognitive skills such as self-awareness, self-control, empathy, communication and cooperation ” deserve being measured and taught in our schools. It’s a … Continue reading

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Social Emotional Learning

In a TEDx speech shared at the University of Nevada, Reno, Trish Shaffer describes the importance and value of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Shaffer highlights studies that demonstrate the academic value of using SEL strategies in the classroom. Shaffer argues … Continue reading

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