Back in 2011, the US Chamber of Commerce released a report called The Case ...
Emotional intelligence skills are the best chance for success in:
For your kids best shot to succeed in every aspect of life, make sure SEL is taught by their schools – in-person or online – and ideally practiced at home.
Nearly 90% of high performance derives from EQ, not IQ.,* Promoting SEL for pre-K-12 schools (as you did for STEM) will deliver even more upside.
*Harvard Business Review
EQ and SEL have the potential to transform society by fostering mutually supportive relationships, more loving mindsets, and healthier daily habits.
Although far more important than math, science and history, Social-Emotional Learning is only taught comprehensively in an estimated 10-15% of U.S. schools. Yet it creates:
In this stresssful time, children sorely need the ability to transform negative mindsets and behaviors and to be their best selves. They need your easily-done help to get this learnings to them even if you’re not a parent. Society benefits from declines in poverty, crime, violence, and mental and physical ills.
Covid-19 (and associated restrictions) have dramatically down-graded the mental health of many kids and their parents. There aren’t enough mental health counselors to meet the need. So it’s even more urgent that Social-Emotional Learning be taught and practiced at school and at home.
An estimated 90% of you parents and even more of the public don’t know this learning even exists, thus aren’t calling for it from your schools and legislatures despite SEL’s exceptional 35-year evidence-based history. See five lifelong benefits. So parent and public awareness is crucial.
Parents can call your schools and legislators and ask for it. Anyone can inform parents you know and share elements of this website on social media. Employers can play a major role by informing parenting staff. Major companies can popularize SEL with your marketing as you did for STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and math) and reap the benefits of public appreciation and better workforces.
Here’s our full guide to how anyone can help:
As a non-profit project of the Earthways Foundation, we are dedicated to educating and activating parents, businesses and the country to support EQ and SEL in order to make the lives of our kids really work, enabling them to go on to make the world work better for everyone. We tirelessly advocate to get SEL into 100% of preschools through high schools by 2030, and for families we curate the best, mostly free at-home learning resources from respected providers. We are not providers ourselves. Ally with us? See opportunities below.