The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the world’s leading organization advancing one of the most important fields in education in decades: the practice of promoting integrated academic, social and emotional learning for all children in preschool through high school.
In this episode, we chat with Karen, the Director of Practice at CASEL. Karen shares their successes and challenges and how they take their challenges and turn them into meaningful lessons at schools and districts across the country. Karen talks about the benefits of social and emotional learning and how the integrated academic approach to SEL impacts youth in our country. CASEL has resources abound on their website for both parents and educators as well as a summary of the research backing SEL.
Karen helps listeners understand the most meaningful way to engage your own school board around social and emotional learning, stating, “The most impact we can have is at that local level first.”
Take a listen and join us in advocating for social and emotional learning in our schools.