This post is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are my own.
As we head into the summer of 2020, the world is upside down and the future of education is murky at best. Now, more than ever, our students need us in more ways than academics - they need social and emotional support. While this proves difficult to provide through distance learning, it can be done, and it doesn’t require as much extra energy as we may have thought.
A direct and mindful focus on developing social and emotional learning help students build empathy, resilience, and collaborative skills, all proven to lead to lifelong success.
Beyond activities and strategies used as a classroom teacher, I also know that parents and families can use all the help they can get when it comes to supporting their teenagers.
This post was written as part of The Allstate Foundation and We Are Teachers SEL Parent Guide campaign, and sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are mine. The Allstate Foundation empowers young people—and those that guide and teach them—with social and emotional skills to build character and transform lives. Learn more at www.allstatefoundation.org