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An Antidote to the “Fever” of Social and Emotional Learning: Build from Science and Evidence, and Ask the Right Questions

November 15, 2019

In a response piece in Education Next, Sophie Barnes and Stephanie Jones argue that when it comes to SEL we need to use evidence and ask the right questions. Noting that SEL skills are malleable and that teachers and schools can build them, the authors stress that we need to closely align knowledge and...

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Getting Developmental Science Back Into Schools

August 29, 2019
EASEL researchers Rebecca Bailey, Emily Meland, Gretchen Brion-Meisels, and Stephanie Jones summarize research on the development of self-regulation and what it means for policies related to "no excuses" approach to behavior in schools. The authors caution against such policies, arguing that they can limit children's opportunities to practice and develop important social and emotional skills, undermine relationships...
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