Social Emotional Learning
Research suggests that attention to social emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom contributes not only to children’s emotional health but also to academic competence and general wellbeing. Social and emotional skills help students collaborate and cooperate effectively, face difficulties with resilience and optimism, analyze information critically, and approach learning with responsibility, curiosity and tolerance. As language teachers, how can we nurture these important skills? In this practical presentation, Mari Nakamura will demonstrate simple and effective ways to integrate SEL into our daily lessons with fascinating, culturally-rich photographs and real-world content. Participants will explore creative ways to apply these ideas in their own teaching contexts.