Research, similar to the Investing in Innovation program, is established. The program establishes a dedicated funding stream to support the development and scale up of evidence-based practices that encourage innovations in policy and practice. ● Research tells us that children and adolescents take their cues from adults. As adults, we set the tone for what is acceptable in our society, and this contributes in powerful ways to the social norms of our schools’ culture. ● well-designed classroom-based programs that systematically promote students’ social and emotional competence, provide opportunities for practice, and offer multi-year programming. ● Research findings from 213 controlled studies indicate that SEL programming improves students’ academic achievement and positive social behavior while reducing their conduct problems and emotional distress ● Traditionally, most SEL programs have used explicit lessons to teach students social and emotional skills ● Children can be taught through modeling and coaching to recognize how they feel or how someone else might be feeling. ● Through class meetings students can practice group decision-making and setting classroom rules ● Cross-age mentoring, in which a younger student is paired with an older one, can be effective in building self-confidence, a sense of belonging, and enhancing academic skills. ● How development and the developmental tasks children and youth face at different ages are essential to everything about SEL, including how we frame what SEL is, the standards used to describe what it looks like over time, and how to deliver instruction and assessment
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- Spring '14