There are so many thoughts, ideas, and concerns regarding SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) in schools these days that many can feel very overwhelmed by it all. Many students are coming to school with an array of social and emotional issues and schools are trying very hard to meet their needs but it can be difficult. With tight budgets and soaring costs, many schools struggle to meet all the educational needs and provide their students will fully funded programs and staffs. I can honestly say with over 25 years in education, I have never seen so many students diagnosed with anxiety or depression. We always talk about providing quality interventions and SEL programs for our students which is very justified but what about the root cause of all these issues? I am certainly not an expert in SEL but Here are a few ideas that can possibly help.
- 10 Tips to help raise more resilient kids
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- Help kids with self-regulation
- Social and Emotional Learning Strategies for Parents-Edutopia
- Ensure kids are getting enough free play
I certainly hope these ideas from several experts are helpful and through comprehensive education and school-wide education, we can start to reduce the social emotional problems facing so many young students today.