Through the process of connecting more closely each student, children will feel their teachers understand them on a personal level, not just as a name in a roll book. In turn, students may gain confidence in themselves and achieve more academically.
One way to forge this connection is to integrate social-emotional learning tools into the school day. SEL can be woven throughout the K-12 curriculum to help students develop skills from a growth mindset to tools for building resilience and persistence. Integrating an SEL program into classrooms can bring about positive results not just for students, but also for teachers, helping educators handle their own stressors from the school day, too.