By Sam Piha
We have learned that skills that come with promoting social emotional learning (SEL) are essential to healthy development and success in school, work, and life. However, sometimes communicating to parents, teachers, and afterschool stakeholders can be difficult. It is sometimes complicated and abstract - sometimes a chart or framework is not a good communication tool. Sometimes a brief video with compelling images and messages is the best tool.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has created a 6-minute video that explains what SEL is and why it is an important part of young people's education and healthy development. Click on the image below to view the video, and use it to share with your stakeholders.
For those working with districts and schools, visit the CASEL District Resource Center website for additional resources.
Sam Piha is the founder and principal of Temescal Associates, a consulting group dedicated to building the capacity of leaders and organizations in education and youth development.