Auditing the Schools
The first step in successfully implementing social and emotional learning is knowing where to start. Schools are evaluated on a multitude of factors to help determine where the introduction of a social and emotional learning curriculum will be most effective.
Finding the Right Program
There are numerous excellent social and emotional learning programs to choose from, but choosing the right one is critical in achieving effective implementation. The programs are selected based on resources, socio-economic factors, diversity, community involvement, and other dynamics that will aid in determining which program will provide for the most efficient implementation and yield maximum results.
Social and emotional learning programs prove most advantageous when they are taught continuously over time. The ultimate goal of successfully and permanently integrating social and emotional learning into education can only be done if there is adequate funding to support the necessary teaching of social and emotional learning.
Social and emotional learning yield’s its highest results when the community is involved. That means parental participation, active students, engaging teachers, and proactive administrators. Through an orchestrated community effort, all the benefits of social and emotional learning can be achieved.
Most people are not aware of social and emotional intelligence. The term “EQ” is starting to become a recognized term, but people are still unsure about what it is. Awareness must continue to be raised in order to help promote the academic and social benefits associated with social and emotional learning.