Social and emotional learning (SEL) is defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning as the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. That definition can seem overwhelming to educators when they are told to include SEL in their curriculum. Read on to find out three simple strategies you can incorporate into your daily classroom routines that encourage the social-emotional growth of all your students.
While it can be argued that teaching is a highly rewarding profession, it can also be argued that teaching is a demanding career. Between time constraints, physical demands, testing pressure, and the emotional toll that teaching can take, its no wonder that many teachers face burnout and leave the profession. However, there are several actions teachers can take to alleviate this burnout.