Adult SEL

December 2022

Adult SEL

An adult’s SEL competence has a significant impact on a student's ability to develop social and emotional skills. When educators have strong social and emotional competence themselves, they are better able to connect with their students and model effective social and emotional skills. This issue offers a starting place for adults to build SEL knowledge and competence.

Articles in this Issue

Social-Emotional Learning Interventions: Familiarity and Use Among Elementary School Principals image
December 2022

Social-Emotional Learning Interventions: Familiarity and Use Among Elementary School Principals

By Brad R. Ervin, Lynn O’Connell, Amy L. Button-Ervin

Abstract Only 40% of kindergartners enter school demonstrating the social-emotional skills required to be successful, indicating a need for SEL instruction. This study assessed 172 public elementary school principals’ participation…

Let’s Talk About Urban School Principal Mental Health image
December 2022

Let’s Talk About Urban School Principal Mental Health

By Lumar Vargas

The competing demands of public education in high-paced environments have left many urban school principals at risk of burnout. This becomes more than just a personal issue because their mental…

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December 2022

Self-Care: The Heart of Social and Emotional Learning

By Kevin Briggs

In the world of mindfulness and compassion, all good things start with the individual. This is why analogies such as putting on your own airplane oxygen mask before helping others…

Teaching Teachers SEL: A Conversation With Dr. Deirdre Hon image
December 2022

Teaching Teachers SEL: A Conversation With Dr. Deirdre Hon

By Dr. Deirdre Hon

What motivated you to pursue your current focus on teacher SEL? Dr. Deirdre Hon: My passion is about seeing what we need to do to prepare teachers before they go…

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December 2022

Mindfulness for Educators

By Anjail Kenyatta

There’s no question that educators face stress in many different forms. From managing online classroom dynamics to figuring out how to delineate between working from home and living at home,…

Mindfulness and Well-Being: An Interview With Dr. Summer Braun image
December 2022

Mindfulness and Well-Being: An Interview With Dr. Summer Braun

By Dr. Summer S. Braun

How did you first become interested in mindfulness and teacher well-being? Dr. Summer S. Braun: I always thought that I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. As…

Purposeful Play: How Energizers Support Learning for Students and Adults image
December 2022

Purposeful Play: How Energizers Support Learning for Students and Adults

By Melissa Shoup Gheen

We have all been in a meeting where the speaker has been talking at you for so long that your mind starts to wander—you’re thinking about plans for dinner or…

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