Social and Emotional Teaching and Learning - TTC 119 (new!)
Imagine your current students 10 or 20 years from now, integrating into the fabric of society through formal ‘jobs’, family interactions and community activities. What competencies will be essential to their happiness, their ability to make a contribution and support themselves and their families?
Now think about right now – those learners in your classroom. Turns out that the same social and emotional competencies that support us as adults also make learning more possible while still in school.
The research is now compelling - right alongside academic knowledge, social and emotional competencies are central to productive learning. So, how do we best promote social and emotional learning in our classrooms?
This course focuses on what instructional practices best support fuller acquisition of social and emotional competencies for all students. Through practical and interactive learning activities, participants in the course will address:
1. What instructional and assessment practices will best help my students:
- Be more self-aware?
- Handle daily stresses and control their emotions under difficult situations?
- Take into account the perspective of others?
- Develop and maintain healthy relationships with others, including peers and teachers?
- Identify problems, whether academic or social and find appropriate solutions?
2. How can I best leverage the existing curriculum to advance social and emotional competencies for my students?
3. What personal social and emotional competencies should I be developing as a teacher?
4. How can school-wide structures best support learners acquisition of social and emotional competencies?
This course best supports teachers teaching in grades 1 through 12.
Web and print resources for this course.