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Guest essay: Social-emotional skills should be part of every lesson

The Seattle Times – Lyon Terry

“As social and emotional learning has come to the forefront in education, what teachers worry about is another initiative piled on our already crowded desks. Rarely is anything taken off. Fortunately, social and emotional learning doesn’t have to be added to what we teach, but can be an essential part of our existing lessons. Many teachers know this already and are ready and willing to bring this instruction out in the open. It’s time to embrace social-emotional learning as an important part of every lesson, because these skills support students in learning academic content and in becoming the citizens we want them to be.”(more)

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