Edutopia on Facebook
Edutopia on Twitter
Edutopia on Google+
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

SEL Legislation introduced

SEL Legislation introduced

More Related Discussions
The Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Act (H.R. 2437)was introduced in the House of Reps this month. The act would allow public schools to fund SEL training under Title II. You can read more about it in this press release from Illinois Congresswoman Judy Biggert http://biggert.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=22&parentid=21&sectiontree=... The press release cites the following CDC recommendation, based on research which shows that students who feel connected to their schools are less likely to engage in high risk behaviors. "Six strategies that teachers, administrators, other school staff, and parents can implement to increase the extent to which students feel connected to school: 1.Create decision-making processes that facilitate student, family, and community engagement, academic achievement, and staff empowerment. 2.Provide education and opportunities to enable families to be actively involved in their children’s academic and school life. 3.Provide students with the academic, emotional, and social skills necessary to be actively engaged in school. 4.Use effective classroom management and teaching methods to foster a positive learning environment. 5.Provide professional development and support for teachers and other school staff to enable them to meet the diverse cognitive, emotional, and social needs of children and adolescents. 6.Create trusting and caring relationships that promote open communication among administrators, teachers, staff, students, families, and communities."

Comments Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS

blog A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

Last comment 4 days 3 hours ago in Education Trends

Discussion Really Siri(us) Consciousness

Last comment 15 hours 59 min ago in Brain-Based Learning

blog New Class Roles: Building Environments of Cooperation

Last comment 16 hours 14 min ago in Social and Emotional Learning

Discussion The Never Absent Kid

Last comment 19 hours 21 min ago in Teacher Burnout

Discussion Mr. J: The Value of a Listening Teacher

Last comment 19 hours 12 min ago in Social and Emotional Learning

Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion.