ERIC Number: ED509463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Social and Emotional Learning Strategies to Support Students in Challenging Schools
Marulanda, Zandra K.
Online Submission, Master's Thesis, Dominican University of California
New and veteran educators often face particular challenges in the classroom. Problems include classroom management, student academic achievement, and job satisfaction. This research examines the effects of implementing a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) approach for students as part of the regular education for elementary public schools. SEL is an approach to help students engage in positive social interactions, make responsible decisions, recognize and manage emotions, and solve problems effectively while also achieving academic success. Research indicates that adopting a SEL program school-wide is beneficial for both students and teachers. A learning environment where students and teachers learn the SEL concepts together, speak the same SEL language and practice utilizing the concepts and tools results in school-wide development and growth. It is evident through the help of a SEL program and the teacher's collaborative efforts, students and teachers are able to adapt and adopt new attitudes and beliefs which in effect enhances learning and reshapes the school culture.
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Culture, Teacher Persistence, Classroom Techniques, Emotional Development, Social Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Self Concept, Interpersonal Competence, Self Control, Decision Making Skills, Learning Strategies, Job Satisfaction, Academic Achievement
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California