EQ Building For Educators

Today’s teachers have a lot on their plates; they are charged with educating students of widely varying skills and abilities according to an exhaustive set of standards, and ensuring high scores on demanding standardized tests, all while managing the anxiety these tests create for students. Beyond that, are the many, varied behavioral differences teachers must effectively manage on a daily basis. It is clear that the myriad challenges faced both by students and teachers today cannot effectively be addressed with one-off programs or stopgaps measures, but rather, require a consistent, school-wide effort to create a socially and emotionally intelligent school community. This means equipping both teachers and school staff with the same high level of EQ/SEL skill building support offered to the students.

The following are some of the many ways in which your educators will demonstrate greater social and emotional competency as a result:

  • Show increased empathy for students
  • Create safer more respectful classroom environments
  • Manage emotions more effectively when dealing with challenging students
  • Build a supportive, cohesive learning community
  • Design more dynamic lesson plans
  • Enhance student motivation
  • Improve academic achievement

What does this mean for students and staff?

A large body of scientific research, including a meta-analysis of 213 school-based, universal social and emotional learning (SEL) programs involving 270,034 kindergarten through high school students, conducted by CASEL’s Roger Weissberg and Joseph Durlak, establishes that students receiving quality SEL instruction demonstrate increased:

  • Social-emotional skills by 22 percent
  • Scores on achievement tests by 11 percentage points
  • Attitudes about self and others by 9 percent
  • Social interactions by 10 percent
  • Positive social behavior by 10 percent

In addition, SEL programming significantly reduces:

  • Conduct problems by 9 percent
  • Emotional distress by 10 percent

Click here for the full study published by Child Development, February 3, 2011


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