College and Career Readiness

6 02, 2020

6 Ways SEL Boosts College and Career Readiness

By |2020-03-17T03:23:37+00:00February 6th, 2020|College and Career Readiness, Research, SEL|Comments Off on 6 Ways SEL Boosts College and Career Readiness

Spring is almost here, and soon students will be taking college entrance exams and planning for life after high school. Research shows most schools are not doing enough to help students succeed after high school. Students often struggle with post-secondary coursework, and many lack the social and emotional skills needed to thrive in higher education [...]

13 09, 2018

5 Powerful Ways SEL Can Support the 9th Grade Transition

By |2019-01-28T19:32:27+00:00September 13th, 2018|College and Career Readiness, SEL Integration|Comments Off on 5 Powerful Ways SEL Can Support the 9th Grade Transition

Freshman year can be an exciting time for students, with a new school, opportunities to make new friends, and increasing independence. But it also can be stressful. Rigorous instruction, less structure, and increasing pressures to succeed can become barriers to students’ ability to keep up. Research tells us that the transition from middle to high [...]

1 06, 2017

What’s in a Name? 21st Century Skills vs Social and Emotional Learning

By |2019-01-29T20:37:33+00:00June 1st, 2017|College and Career Readiness, SEL Integration|Comments Off on What’s in a Name? 21st Century Skills vs Social and Emotional Learning

There is a lot of discussion among educators, researchers and policy makers about the importance of 21st Century Skills and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). While closely related, these terms, and the sets of skills they represent, are quite distinct. Because of inconsistencies in terminology, it is easy to confuse these two concepts. A better [...]

18 05, 2017

What Employers Want: Why SEL is Critical to Career Success

By |2020-03-13T16:22:33+00:00May 18th, 2017|College and Career Readiness|Comments Off on What Employers Want: Why SEL is Critical to Career Success

Did you know that the number one skill employers look for in new hires is creative problem-solving? In fact, many hiring managers feel that while technical job knowledge is desired, it’s not as important as “soft skills” like problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork. It’s not surprising that these social and emotional competencies rank high [...]