George Lucas Educational Foundation

Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School

Public, Urban
Grades 9-12
Nashville, TN
Social and Emotional Learning

Closing the Achievement Gap With SEL

A Nashville high school focuses on using social and emotional learning to build strong relationships and a positive culture—and to improve academic outcomes.

Tom Berger
  • Social and Emotional Learning
    A Nashville high school focuses on using social and emotional learning to build strong relationships and a positive culture—and to improve academic outcomes.
  • School Climate
    In lieu of a more punitive approach, students use restorative practices to resolve conflicts and reflect on their behaviors.
  • Mental Health
    De-escalation spaces allow students to leave stressful situations or interactions so they can process their emotions and then return to learning.
  • Advisory
    Get a peek at daily advisory meetings where students build both literacy and social and emotional learning skills in tight-knit groups.
  • Teacher Collaboration
    Working in small teams, high school teachers offer each other support and feedback for improving in their work.
  • School Climate
    A Nashville high school striving to close achievement gaps is relying on trauma-informed practices and social and emotional learning—and it’s getting results.