Social Emotional Learning, Empowerment or Ideology?
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a hot topic these days, especially because of its adoption of the tenets of Critical Social Justice in K-12 schools. The mere fact that learning focused on children’s emotional development is causing an uproar may be as surprising as it is concerning. Who could be against students learning about emotions and how to handle them in both individual and social settings? No one, we hope. However, because SEL has been revised to reflect elite ideology, and given its new descriptor “Transformative,” there is a growing move to “stop SEL.” Therefore, the shift towards Transformative SEL has produced two issues worth discussing:8 months ago
EmpowerED Pathways was established in 2017 to provide learning experiences and practices which support individual well-being and a compassionate collaborative. […] Mission: Empowering educators, youth and communities by strengthening the neural pathways to peace and resilience through mindfulness and social and emotional learning. Vision: To establish an empowered society of individuals at peace within themselves and with others.1 month ago
Who Invited Me to the Cookout?
With the season of thanks (and overeating) upon us, I want to express my gratitude to my friends at FBT and our supporters, and extend a hand to the haters. This year I got to experience the warmth that all, friends and haters alike, have to offer.2 months ago