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SEL: What is it? Why does it matter? Where do we start? | Linda Simpson

SEL: What is it? Why does it matter? Where do we start? | Linda Simpson

Linda Simpson | @LinSimpson66
January 20,  2021
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While most educators acknowledge the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) as part of a balanced curriculum, many struggle to conceptualize the elements that comprise of a robust and inclusive SEL framework. Using elements of CASEL’s five social emotional learning competencies as well as well as drawing upon her work as a book author, educator, and article contributor, Linda Simpson provides an overview of SEL and suggestions for teachers and administrators.

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  • 0:00 SchoolRubric Introduction
  • 0:30 Who am I?
  • 1:23 What is SEL?
  • 3:00 The CASEL Wheel
  • 6:50 Education the mind without educating the heart
  • 7:03 The Crimson Study
  • 7:43 SEL Works
  • 9:35 Where do you start?
  • 12:16 Indicators of school wide SEL
  • 13:05 Reaching out to Linda Simpson

Linda Simpson was trained at The Peace Education Foundation which opened the door to a decade spent facilitating conflict resolution and social-emotional learning (SEL) workshops and conferences across her school, school district and at the university faculty of education level. For several years, she blogged for Huffington Post Canada with the focus of the writing centering on parenting issues, life after divorce, and the occasional social commentary. She writes a divorce coaching column Letters to Linda, personal essays and poetry for The Divorce Magazine UK. She has just published her first book in a parenting series on Amazon.

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