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SEL On Screen: How Technology Affects Social and Emotional Skills

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 classroom and intentionally teaching social and emotional skills students need to succeed in, out of, and beyond school? In this issue, we’ll discuss how screens affect us socially and emotionally and offer tips, strategies, and resources you can use immediately in your classrooms and your own lives.

Articles in this Issue

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November 2021

Preparing Students for the Future

Educators today are preparing students for a future job market that, spurred on by technological innovation, will bear little resemblance to the one we see today. A recent report from…

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November 2021

Screen Time and SEL—Pitfalls and Payoffs

In education, there have been many discussions about the pendulum that swings back and forth between the academic domain and the affective domain. Depending on where things stand in society,…

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November 2021

Using Technology to Teach Collaborative Skills

With technology readily available in K–8 classrooms, educators have an opportunity to incorporate it into their lessons and provide another avenue for students to build social and emotional skills. Working…

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November 2021

Recognizing and Preventing Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying, like traditional bullying, is a way that a child with social power can abuse a less powerful child (Olweus, 2013). It is bullying that takes place over digital devices…

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November 2021

What the Research Says

Studies about the effects of screen time and technology use on children are ongoing, and the current research can help us to strengthen our teaching practice. These curated excerpts from…

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November 2021

Leading the Way

How has your school’s approach to technology in and out of the classroom changed in the past year and a half? Beacon Hill Preparatory School is a traditional school that…

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