Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student Success is a PLS course that focuses on the importance of supporting academics with social-emotional learning. Participants explore the five areas of social-emotional learning: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. Classroom-applicable strategies and activities for developing a social-emotional culture, while fostering each of the social-emotional areas in students, are modeled so that educators can maximize student learning and success. Recognizing social-emotional disorders in students and implementing corresponding strategies and interventions are discussed. Participants learn ways to develop character strengths in students of empathy and compassion, integrity and self-control, courage and perseverance, humility and gratitude, teamwork and communication, and curiosity and inquisitiveness.
This course was created in support of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s School Climate Improvement Process.
Credit Hours: 3
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