Taught by Madeleine Everhart, School Psychologist Miller Avenue and Wading River Schools Shoreham-Wading River Central School District
Here you can find information about the *Empowering Minds lessons taught to students in grades K-5, as well as the language used in this curriculum. This language is important in helping our students practice their new skills across all settings.
↑ Use the tabs at the top of the page to find helpful information. ↓ Below you will find information about key elements of social and emotional learning. [based upon the core competencies outlined by the Collaborative for Social & Emotional Learning CASEL)]www.casel.org/core-competencies/
Why Social and Emotional Learning?
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student and citizen.
Extensive research, including a meta-analysis of 213 studies, has shown that programs designed to promote social and emo-tional competence in students produce important outcomes including improvements in standardized academic test scores that are, on average, 11 percentile points higher for students who received SEL programming compared to students who did not receive SEL (Durlak et al., 2011). In addition, high-quality instruction in SEL has been associated with reduced problem behaviors including conduct problems, drug use, and violence (e.g., Botvin et al., 1995; Farrell & Meyer, 2001). The cost-effectiveness of these approaches has also been established in a recent report finding that programs designed to promote social and emotional competence produce, on average, a benefit to cost ratio of 11:1 (Belfield et al., 2015).
Note. From "What does evidence-based instruction in social and emotional learning actually look like in practice?" by L. Dusenbury, S. Calin, C. Domitrovich, and R. Weissberg, 2015, A Publication of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, p. 2.
Source: Edutopia video with Daniel Goleman, psychologist, best-selling author and co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (www.casel.org).Retrieved October 3, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MikBRguJq0g
Respect for others
Responsible Decision Making
*Unless otherwise noted, material from this website has been sourced from the Empowering Minds curriculum published by Empowering Education, Inc. empoweringeducation.org/