U.S. News & World Report: Raising Students’ Emotional IQs

While many educators and policymakers are eyeing technology and revised standards to improve student performance in subjects like math, reading and science, psychologist and author Daniel Goleman has a different remedy: Blend in lessons in social and emotional learning that can help students better understand themselves, their peers and the larger systems around them.

Goleman’s new book, “The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education,” written with MIT senior lecturer Peter Senge, describes how such pedagogical techniques can improve both social skills and academic performance.

Goleman recently spoke with U.S. News about what social and emotional learning might look like in the classroom and how parents can play a crucial role.

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Unlocking the Disparity Discussion

Unlocking the Disparity Discussion

Dr. Jamie Jordan, principal, Brittany Woods Middle School, and Tishaura Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis, discuss the disparities facing teens locally and nationally. Both believe teens need social emotional tools, which go beyond basic curriculum and educate both the heart and mind, to help teens bridge the great divide they face.

Featured within are teens who have participated in Wyman’s holistic youth development programs, which helps teens build social-emotional skills such as grit, resilience, self-awareness, empathy and the ability to manage emotions.

 

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New York Times – In Fighting Teenage Pregnancy, the Folly of Shame and Blame

In the South Bronx, inside the International Community High School, Johnny, Brayan, Khady, Genesis and Francisco link arms and joke and giggle and write out lists of what they admire about each other. Sometimes they hug.

They are working-class kids, ninth-graders navigating the shoals of adolescence. Each is a volunteer in a program, the Teen Outreach Program [otherwise known as Changing the Odds at Morris Heights Health Center] aimed at decreasing the likelihood that they will become teenage parents.

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