Clearly, 2020 was a year like no other, and one nobody wants to repeat. However, we are learning a great deal about building resiliency, addressing mental health needs, and the importance of connectedness. As a result, we are seeing unprecedented interest in social-emotional learning (SEL) and mental health and restorative justice programs to meet the needs of students and adults in our schools. Listen as we unpack the lessons learned in 2020 and discuss the critical steps forward.
Students are carrying a heavy load as the result of the pandemic, and schools are continuing to work throughout the summer to help ensure a successful return. Listen to our own Dr. Ladwig and Stacie Alexander from Long Beach Unified School District as they discuss the positive implications that social-emotional learning (SEL) can have on students and staff, especially this coming school year. We’ll also emphasize the effective role SEL intervention plays in restoring positive pathways for students who are trying to cope through aggressive and other challenging behaviors.