With the recognition of the importance of the social and emotional dimensions of learning, there has been a large effort to move beyond just academics in education to teaching the “whole” child. Such efforts work toward making the classroom inclusive of ALL children so they feel apart of the group, safe within the context of school so that stress does not impede their learning, learn tolerance of the many types of people and viewpoints in the world, and practice self-care, self-acceptance, and conflict resolution so that they can thrive in our mutli-cultural, ever more interconnected world. This is an effort Maria Montessori would applaud and that she incorporated into the Method over 100 years ago. Included below are high-quality resources intended for teachers, schools, and districts from organizations that are promoting Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for children. The more students learn and practice these “soft skills” that employers say are critical in the 21st Century, the better they will thrive. The information below has been divided by topic, which can be accessed using the corresponding buttons below to make it easier to find the information you want. Don’t miss our other Online Resources pages that cover areas such as Teaching and Instruction, Childhood Health and Safety, Educational Technology, the Prepared Environment, Educational Technology, and Curriculum.
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