Is Social-Emotional Learning Really Going to Work for Students of Color?

Is Social-Emotional Learning Really Going to Work for Students of Color?

Education Week | June 7, 2017

By Dena Simmons

As a black educator, trainer, and researcher in the field of social-emotional learning, I am often asked, in confidence, by teachers and school leaders: "Is this SEL program really going to work for my students of color?" I continue to be taken aback by the question and wonder about its genesis, especially since we know from research the benefits of school-based, social-emotional learning for students: improved attitudes and behaviors, better relationships, and increased academic performance. But deeper reflection leaves me feeling conflicted.

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