Tag Archives: problem solving

Social-Emotional Learning

What is social-emotional learning? The relatively new and evolving field of S.E.L. is examined at length by Jennifer Kahn in her New York Times article, Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? Social-emotional learning is based on the premise that emotional skills and academic performance go hand in hand. Kahn tapped Marc Brackett, senior research scientist in psychology at Yale University.  According to Brackett, emotional skills

Read more…


Just Playing

When I am building in the block room, please don’t say I’m “just playing”. For you see, I’m learning as I play, about balance and shapes. Who knows, I may be an architect someday. When I’m getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies, don’t get the idea I’m “just playing”. For, you see, I’m learning as I play; I may

Read more…