Unlike math, science, history and English, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is only taught comprehensively in an estimated 10 – 15% of US schools. Yet, SEL is what teaches kids essential lifelong skills like how to manage themselves, their feelings, and their relationships.
During this stressful time of remote learning, racial upheaval, political tension, family conflict, and utter uncertainty, our children need a curriculum focused on emotional intelligence.
Let’s help our kids succeed in every aspect of life by making sure that SEL is taught in their schools, whether classes are in-person or online.
EQ and SEL have the potential to transform society by fostering better communication, routinely supportive relationships, and healthier daily habits.
With nearly 90% of professional high performance coming from EQ, not IQ, getting SEL into all of our schools is advantageous for everyone.
Covid-19 (and associated restrictions) are dramatically affecting the mental health of all Americans, both kids and adults. All the more reason why Social-Emotional Learning should be practiced at school and at home.
of children are stressed out by the pandemic and may experience long-term physical and mental health issues.
Students who participate in an EQ-centric experience achieve higher test scores and significantly more life success along with lower rates of mental health issues, physical health challenges, crime and drug usage through adulthood. (See the neuroscience of EQ and five lifelong benefits .) There’s ways you can help advance this.
As a non-profit project of the Earthways Foundation, we are dedicated to educating the country about the life-changing benefits of EQ. We work to provide the best free at-home learning resources for families and tirelessly advocate to get SEL into 100% of preschool, primary, and secondary schools.