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Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student Success™

Course Description:

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Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student Success is a 3-credit hour course that focuses on the importance of integrating social-emotional learning in the classroom to foster skills that support success. Participants explore seven social-emotional competencies: self-awareness, self-management, self-care, responsible decision-making, social-awareness, relationship skills, and social-sensing, along with their corresponding components that focus on topics such as emotions, strengths, stress management, self-discipline, resilience, mindfulness, visible thinking, problem- solving, empathy, perspective-taking, communication, teamwork, social justice, and global citizenship to name a few. Classroom-applicable strategies and activities for establishing a social-emotional classroom culture and fostering each of the social-emotional competencies are modeled so that educators can maximize students’ learning, personal growth, and success. The course also addresses the compelling whys for social-emotional learning and delves into trauma-informed teaching and the corresponding SEL interventions.

This course was created in support of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s School Climate Improvement Process.

Credit Hours: 3

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Why are there multiple offerings with the course number EDU-558?

EDU-558 is the course number assigned when a new PLS course is approved through Wilkes University. This course number is temporary and is typically used for at least one semester. If the district or entity approving your course(s) for reimbursement inquires about EDU-558 being a repeat of a course you have already completed, please contact us at 270-748-1174, cjuhasz@pls3rdlearning.com, and/or supply this explanation. We are happy to clarify or answer any questions. To see the courses listed with this number, please visit the Wilkes University website: [EDU-558 Topics Courses]


Podcast for Teachers: Supporting Students’ Emotional Needs As They Return to School

Phyllis Fagell, shares important understandings and suggested mindsets for teachers to be exploring as they approach the remainder of this school year, summer programs and next fall. Her specific examples from her day-to-day interactions with students provide great insights.

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