ERIC Number: EJ859670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Using Social and Emotional Learning to Foster Academic Achievement in Secondary Mathematics
Jones, Jennifer L.; Jones, Karrie A.; Vermette, Paul J.
American Secondary Education, v37 n3 p4-9 Sum 2009
Teaching social-emotional skills to secondary students has been linked to higher student achievement, more positive student motivation and more socially acceptable classroom behaviors (Elias & Arnold, 2006; Weissburg et al., 2003; Kress et al., 2004). Much of the current literature on social-emotional learning (SEL) focuses on research. This piece provides educators with a plan for teaching key social and emotional skills in secondary mathematics classrooms using three key "entry points": (1) the redefining of "lesson planning," (2) the establishment of an SEL-conducive climate, and (3) the inclusion of student refection and self-assessment.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, Social Development, Student Motivation, Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, Reflection, Mathematics Achievement
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site: http://www3.ashland.edu/ase
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A