2. Overview of Strategy
Social Emotional learning encourages students’ success. The Teachers
responsibility is to create an environment that the student feels safe and
By providing these types of positive environment, social interactions and
activities, the teacher can shape individual development and learning.
As children develop, thinking becomes more organized
and adaptive. (Piaget)
3. Why Social and Emotional Learning
is Essential for Students
As schools are becoming more socially diverse, educators and
community agencies are working together to motivate students to learn
how to manage their emotions. Social and Emotional learning must be
added to the curriculum. This curricular approach embeds Social and
Emotional Learning instruction into content areas. Teacher model these
skills to promote student engagement and build better Teacher-student
Students must self-regulate and be able to manage themselves
before they can understand the perspectives of others and effectively
relate to them.
School leaders can organize activities the encourage positive
relationship and sense of community with the school.
4. Social Emotional learning is essential
to Classroom Management
In every classroom there are strategies for daily routines. This helps to keep the class
under control. Effective strategies will also support students to manage themselves in class
while they learn.
Four Principles to encourage social and emotional learning are:
o Planning and preparation
o Quality of relationships in the class
o Embedded management in the environment
o Includes ongoing processes of observation and documentation
Executive control predicted aspects of their social cognition. Emotional knowledge
predicted emotionally regulated/prosocial behavior.
Young students will need support and reminders so they will become successful with
5. New Evidence that Teaching Social and Emotional Skills to
Inner-city Students Can Contribute to Their Academic
In the race to close academic achievement gaps between
children in the United States and other developed countries there
has been little time for development for non-academic skills.
Many school are restricting classroom time to any subjects
that do not appear to directly prepare children for high-stakes
testing in reading , writing and math.
This project focused on students with the
lowest level of proficiency. Students with Social
Emotional Learning Curriculum were able to
achieve basic proficiency and reduce the onset of
Each article has given conclusive information on the benefits of
Social and Emotional Learning whether it be used for classroom
management, academic achievement or self-awareness.
The teacher must apply appropriate planning of the environment as
well as the academic curricula. The teacher must also help to build
relationships with students so they feel safe and be able to focus on
their academic goals.
By having the students take responsibility for self-management the
teacher can focus on lesson plans and academic goals.
When we think of Social-Emotional Learning skills we think of self-
awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and
responsible decision making skills.
These skills all interact and build upon one another. All researchers
agreed that students need to have social-emotional learning skills in order
to achieve better academic scores.
As students enter school, they become more socially aware of their
surroundings and need to work on self-awareness and relationship skills
before they can work on self-management and responsible decision
Teacher need to help build relationships and guide these skills.
Ways for the teacher to guide her students would be through
cueing and prompting of good behavior and choices.
By planning and creating a safe environment for students to
learn in the teacher will be able to focus on academic skills.
By setting goals, monitoring and evaluating the progress of
her students the teacher will help to shape their social-emotional
skills. Once these skills are in place the student will be able to
focus on building academic skills.
After reviewing my research I have come to the conclusion
that it is beneficial for students to be taught Social and Emotional
skills that they may not receive at home. These articles have
shown that students who can self regulate their emotions are
more likely to focus on academic learning provided they have
quality support of the teacher, school and community. This will
enable them to have the support they need to problem solve and
be able to advance their learning.
10. Communication with Families
Keeping open communication with families about
their child’s learning is one way for teachers to help build
The teacher is there to help guide the student in
developing awareness of themselves and their surrounds
so they will be able to interact with others.
They must also be able to learn to problem solve
through academics that will help them to later with life
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