DC chancellor: SEL must be integrated into school community

Photo Credit: Education Post

Photo Credit: Education Post

According to Pat Donachie of the Education Dive, DC Public Schools Chancellor, Antwan Wilson has called for a renewed focus on social and emotional learning. 

Wilson writes in the Hechinger Report that "Social and emotional learning must be valued not only as a program or curriculum in schools, but must be integrated into every aspect of a community so that supportive and constructive communications between educators and students becomes the norm."

Wilson also expressed the need for schools to build opportunities that can foster greater understanding about SEL processes. He cited a new program underway in DCPS with a group of principals that will help the system design and establish a model to work throughout the district for a year-long pilot program. Read more here.