SEL at Home

February 2023

SEL at Home

Social and emotional learning starts at home. Families are children’s first models for these skills. Student success in academics and SEL is often tied to strong connections between school and home. In this issue, we explore how to strengthen the parent-teacher partnership and encourage social and emotional learning in all aspects of a child’s life.

Articles in this Issue

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February 2023

School-Family Partnerships Strengthen Social-Emotional Stability in Students

By Kenneth Hayes, Angila Moffitt

Need for School-Family Partnerships As educators and parents, we must identify the current social-emotional state of our children and understand the critical role we both play in helping children build…

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February 2023

Push Pause: The Pressing Case for Play

By Kimberly Kopko, Peg Oliveira

Andrew was almost two years old when COVID-19 shut down the world. For the two years that followed, Andrew, an only child, spent his days with no one but his…

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February 2023

Engaging With Positive Parental Language

By Lisa Dewey Wells

Think back to something an adult said to you when you were a young child. Was it positive or negative? When we do recall something said to us long ago,…

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February 2023

Opportunities to Bridge SEL From School to Home

By Melissa Shoup Gheen

As an enthusiast of the Responsive Classroom guiding principle that teaching social and emotional skills is as important as teaching academic content, I am mindful of putting forth a concerted…

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February 2023

The Positivity of SEL From Sports

By Sarah Scavone

As an educator and a mother, I can honestly say that parenting is an ever-changing adventure that is filled with daily rewards and challenges. I’ve also found that the phrase…

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February 2023

Developing Social and Emotional Skills Through Family Read-Alouds

By Linda Berger

In a perfect world, the foundation of social and emotional learning would start at home so that every student would enter school with an equally strong identity. Families who wish…

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February 2023

Five Ways to Support SEL at Home

By Jillian Brackett Collito

When teachers intentionally support families by communicating to parents the social-emotional language, routines, and activities to be reinforced outside of school, they send a clear message that the development of…

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