Journal of Social & Emotional Learning

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December 2021

Change & Connection

Every six months, we pause to review and reflect with a special digest issue. Our most popular articles over the past six months give us an interesting glimpse into what…

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November 2021

SEL On Screen: How Technology Affects Social and Emotional Skills

What impact does our interaction with devices have on our social and emotional lives? As educators, how can you strike a balance between integrating technology in meaningful ways in your…

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October 2021

Math, Science, and SEL in the Classroom

How do you embed SEL skills and mindfulness into a math or science classroom? There are many natural connections as students learn to persist through challenging events, work with others…

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September 2021

Embracing Change

Students experience transitions every day. Some are as straightforward as moving from recess to instructional time or school to home, while others are more complex, like starting a new school,…

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August 2021

A+SEL: Accelerating Learning With SEL

How do social-emotional skills support academic ones, especially when there have been delays or discontinuities in instruction? In this issue, we examine how building positive communities through social and emotional…

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July 2021

The Friendship Issue

After 16 months of an educational experience marked by screens, masks, and social distance, what students have missed most can be summed up in one word: friendship. Learning to make…

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June 2021

Reflecting & Rebuilding: Digest Edition

Contributing Editor: Emily Hemingway, Editor-in-Chief As the school year winds down, this special digest issue reviews what we’ve learned so far this year and the lessons we can take with…

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May 2021

Celebrating Teaching

Contributing Editor: Michelle Gill – Director of Consulting and Certification In this issue, we celebrate the art of teaching. We honor the way educators have braved a worldwide pandemic, myriad…

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April 2021

Beyond the Bell

Contributing Editor: Karen Poplawski, Director of Responsive Classroom Programs Chip Wood, a co-founder of the Responsive Classroom approach to education, noted: From its inception, nearly forty years ago, Responsive Classroom…

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March 2021


Contributing Editor: Jazmine Franklin, Director of Fly Five Programs Before you begin reading this issue, find a moment of stillness. Feel your feet on the floor. Roll your shoulders back,…