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ERIC Number: EJ965946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3174
Teaching Emotional Intelligence
Massari, Lauri
Leadership, v40 n5 p8-12 May-Jun 2011
With the well-publicized escalation of teen suicide attributed to school bullying, today's educators are ramping up their efforts to create safe, bully-free campuses. School leaders are considering the importance of teaching students to respect others. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that getting back to the Golden Rule through the use of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies may be a worthwhile investment in promoting an academically solid, bully-free learning environment. The systematic development of a core set of skills that helps children navigate life's moral and interpersonal challenges is at the heart of SEL theory, and many schools are getting on board. Recognizing that the true challenge of eliminating bullying lies in the ability to redefine adolescent norms in the minds of the children themselves, SEL provides these new norms in clear terms, through five foundational skills. These skills are defined as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and responsible decision making. Educators are taking note of the mounting evidence proving that SEL competencies are critical to academic achievement, school safety, and particularly to addressing the issue of bullying.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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