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  1. Jul 2021
  2. confidentparentsconfidentkids.org confidentparentsconfidentkids.org
    1. This book offers parents an age-by-stage guide to children’s social and emotional development offering specific, research-aligned strategies to support that learning.

      Building confidence through social and emotional skills

    1. SEL interventions that address CASEL’s five core competencies increased students’ academic performance by 11 percentile points, compared to students who did not participate in such SEL programs. Students participating in SEL programs also showed improved classroom behavior, an increased ability to manage stress and depression, and better attitudes about themselves, others, and school. Read the 2011 meta-analysis of 213 studies involving 270,000+ students. Read a 2019 summary of the practical benefits of SEL that answer questions such as “Should we use this program in my school?” and “Would this new program really be helpful or worthwhile for our students?”

      SEL leads to academic outcomes and improved behaviors

    1. We found statistically significant associations between measured social-emotional skills in kindergarten and key young adult outcomes across multiple domains of education, employment, criminal activity, substance use, and mental health.

      Connection between the social emotional skills of young children and key young adult outcomes including criminal activity, substance abuse and mental health

    1. Social emotional learning (SEL) strengthens us as individuals and as communities, especially during uncertain times. When we practice and build our skills in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship building and decision making, we are better equipped to navigate stressors, anxieties, and challenges. We can solve problems and work together to function at a higher level—in the classroom, at work and at home.

      Makes the case for practicing SEL in times of hardship/turmoil and incorporating it into our children's home life.

    1. In 2003, the parents of the unwilling star of the “Star Wars Kid” video sued their son’s classmates for posting the video online. Though the suit was settled, the video did not disappear, and the Star Wars Kid learned to deal with his fame.

      This is so sad, especially when it comes to a child. It's virtually impossible to keep your child's image off the web these days, even if you don't have social media yourself.

    2. there are some types of use generally allowed under fair use, including criticism and commentary, parody, journalism, education, and research.

      I have to say I love that parody is included in this list as it's probably the least noble usage, but the right to parody of those in power so important for our freedoms and democracy.

    1. Multiple news outlets, including ones as far away as Australia, picked up the tale of Holden and his seatmate as their “human interest” story of the day.

      Something I find interesting here is that while the media outlets themselves should take some blame for sensationalizing a story without the woman's consent, this type of story is extremely popular with readers. We as media consumers need to be more aware of the ethical implications of the content we click on/consume.

    2. We should be thinking more seriously about the ethics of live-tweeting: when is it appropriate? When it is, what should and shouldn’t you do?

      This is exactly the point. We should be thinking more about our behaviors on the web and social media before we take action. Something that may seem benign can be exactly the opposite.

  3. Jun 2021
    1. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is sometimes perceived as being just one more thing heaped on educators’ plates, but it’s truly valuable—in small, frequent doses, it helps bring about many valued outcomes.

      Link to article that connects SEL to more traditional academic standards/outcomes. Mindshift is a podcast from KQED about topics in education

    1. Helping kids learn to manage their emotions when challenges arise starts with giving them perspective on the size of those problems.

      Video example of SEL at work in a classroom

    1. SEL doesn't have to be confined to the classroom! These at-home activities can hone your child's social and emotional skills, helping them thrive in many aspect sof life.

      Tips for supplementing a child's social emotional learning at home from a parent's perspective are valuable because not all schools/teachers have implemented formal SEL techniques.

    1. According to the Daily Beast, the Trump administration even disbanded a unit in the Department of Homeland Security dedicated to domestic terrorism and right-wing extremists, upsetting many intelligence and law enforcement officials.

      This is sad and particularly ominous when reading post-assault on the capital. I wonder if this was (hopefully) changed by the Biden administration.

    1. Though there are surely many books focused on SEL themes—including some that are very well-known and loved—this list intentionally focuses on publishers’ most recent SEL-related titles.

      Book list of children's books that include social emotional learning themes

    1. "This virus has stolen our kids' school experience for the rest of the year potentially and we're not sure what comes next," says Turner. "They miss their friends and their teachers, the feeling of being together and connected."

      NEA article about importance of focusing on SEL during COVID-19 distance learning school year.

    1. Research shows that SEL not only improves achievement by an average of 11 percentile points, but it also increases prosocial behaviors (such as kindness, sharing, and empathy), improves student attitudes toward school, and reduces depression and stress among students (Durlak et al., 2011).

      edutopia article about the role of SEL in fosting student success in school settings. Nicely defines the five key skills inherent in SEL: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.