As I have written previously, I found a piece in the HUFFPOST GOOD NEWS - "Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness" - on the Science of Happiness that I planned to revisit here from time to time. I thought I would revisit that piece today and discuss the section titled "Teaching kids social-emotional skills has profound health and safety benefits," which focuses on a study from the American Journal of Public Health and "suggests that those social-emotional skills are a key to doing well in school and avoiding some major problems later in life." The section goes on to discuss the need to nurture students' social-emotional skills, augment their feeling of social connection and participate in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs. The section concludes by stating, "enhancing these skills can have an impact in multiple areas and therefore has potential for positively affecting individuals as well as community public health substantially." I'm curious what you think about the need to expose students to SEL, but I'm also curious whether you have SEL programs in your communities you want to tell us about. If you do, or have anything else related to SEL that you want to share with us, please do so in the Comments section below. Thanks!
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