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when schools teach kids the Emotional Intelligence skills they need, they also succeed in school and pursue lifelong learning and creativity and have happy relationships.
Help your kids succeed in every aspect of life by making sure SEL is taught by their schools – in-person or online – and ideally practiced at home as you learn.
With nearly 90% of high performance deriving 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. SEL creates:
During this time of severe child and parent duress, children even more need SEL’s ability to transform mindsets and behaviors for the better so they can be their best selves. This game-changer movement of thousands of educators deserves your support.
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: