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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

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“Don’t take your love away from me Don’t you leave my heart in misery If you go then I’ll be blue Cause breaking up is hard to do…” Anyone old enough to remember this Neil Sedaka song? Hmmmm? Maybe not! Well, separation between parent and child can feel similar: stressful, painful and full of despair – just like that high school break-up. Separation is

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