Education Week: Teachers Endorse Social-Emotional Lessons; But Subject Lacks Priority

A majority of teachers say it’s very important for schools to work on developing students’ social and emotional skills, results from a new nationally representative survey show.

The survey results, released Wednesday, also show that a majority of teachers believe that improving students’ social and emotional skills will help them do well in school and prepare them for the workforce.

But, says the Missing Piece report, commissioned by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, or CASEL, despite the high regard teachers have for social and emotional learning, teaching and promoting these skills isn’t enough of a priority in schools.

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