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WATCH: What is Social Emotional Learning

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Cheryl Hollis, Director of Programs, Breaks Down SEL “It’s needed everywhere and for everyone.” Cheryl Hollis, Director of Programs, explains the five core social and emotional competencies defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)—self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills — and how each contributes to student achievement, attitude, … Read More

A Must-Read: Wildflowers by Jonathan Raymond

Monday, August 6, 2018

Wildflowers A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT’S CHALLENGE TO AMERICA   I’ve long advocated for social emotional learning (SEL) to be revered as critical to a child’s education and development. Over the last few years, I’ve rallied the growing momentum of support for social and emotional learning. And, just last week, I dove head-first into Wildflowers by Jonathan Raymond, … Read More

3 Ways to Help Educators Develop Social Emotional Skills

Monday, June 18, 2018

Originally posted by Getting Smart.  June 14, 2018 By: Jessica Lovins   We are not born with social-emotional skills. They are formed in childhood, cultivated throughout our lives, and can continue to grow and evolve. Therefore, in order for children to learn and witness social-emotional learning (SEL), it must begin with adults. The organization I … Read More

Drop the ‘After,’ ‘Expanded’ or ‘Extended.’ We’re Educators.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Originally posted by the National Afterschool Association’s Executive Extra.  April 16, 2018 by: julia rugg   When I first started at WINGS eight years ago, I spent the first few months at each of our afterschool programs in Charleston, South Carolina. I shadowed our part-time staff (college students) who mentor students and spent personal time with … Read More