Key takeaways

  • The development of young learners' social emotional skills often takes precedence in schools, but the social emotional skills of adults, such as teachers, are just as necessary.
  • There are many reasons why strong adult social emotional skills can positively impact student development, such as by building strong relationships.

Building strong relationships with students is at the heart of effective teaching and learning. While educators often focus on academic instruction, the importance of adult social emotional learning skills in cultivating meaningful connections with students should not be overlooked. When educators develop and practice these skills, they create a nurturing and supportive environment where students feel valued, understood, and empowered.

In our resource - Incorporating Social Emotional Skills Learning into Everyday Routines - we explore the significance of adult social emotional skills in building strong relationships with students and the lasting positive impact it can have. We also give strategies for modeling social emotional skills in and outside the classroom.

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Author: Ashley Shannon

Posted: 31 May 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 mins

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