Tag: Literacy Strategies

  • The Connection Between SEL and Literacy Instruction: A Bridge Not Too Far

    Classrooms that regularly integrate SEL (social-emotional learning) include supportive classroom climate, integration of SEL into academic instruction, and explicit SEL instruction. This blog will focus on the second: integration of SEL into literacy instruction.  Integration of SEL into academic instruction Integration of SEL with literacy instruction provides opportunities for students to practice and reflect on…

  • The Best of Both Worlds Based on Science

    Although Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) began in the 1960s at the Yale School of Medicine in its Child Study Center, the topic resurfaced with fervor globally in schools since the pandemic. According to CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning), SEL includes building competence in the areas of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and…

  • Perfect Match: Literacy Strategies and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

    When I first started my career in education many years ago, creating interdisciplinary units was the rage. The idea was appealing; why teach subjects in silos when life outside the 4 walls of school is seldom expressed in isolated subjects? Since pandemic lockdowns are behind us and schools are back in full session, it seems…