Wendy Methvin Named SEL4SC Executive Director

The Social Emotional Learning Alliance for South Carolina (SEL4SC) is proud to announce that it has appointed Wendy Methvin as its executive director. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude in Honors English from the University of Tennessee, Wendy Methvin spent nearly a decade working as a medical and pharmaceutical sales manager for […]

September 8, 2021 News & Updates

Sign Up for Newsletters Articles to Mention: The Emotional Intelligence Revolution According to the World Economic Forum, skills required to succeed in the workplace are changing. And what’s noteworthy: Emotional intelligence will become one of the top skills needed by everyone. Out of these 10 competencies, four are purely social skills: coordinating with others, emotional […]

Handle with Care

Now that most kids are returning to school for the year, there are lots of things to look forward to. A regular routine is definitely one of them! Kids thrive on routine, and it actually helps them be successful in school. However, some days are harder than others. The Handle With Care Note for school might be […]

In a Million Words or Less…

How can you learn your students’ strengths, challenges, and passions right at the start of school? Assign a playful report to their parents and guardians—it may be useful all year long. Middle school teacher Cathleen Beachboard gives homework to her students’ families a few weeks before school starts—she asks them to describe their child in […]

Post Election Check-in

The election has taken a toll on many of us and now, perhaps more than ever, we need to promote, model, and use our SEL skills. Check out this infographic that can help you do just that.

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is an international holiday that was formed in 1998, to promote kindness throughout the world and is observed annually on November 13 as part of the World Kindness Movement. It is observed in many countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia and the U.A.E. World Kindness Day presents us with the […]

Strategies to Encourage Students to Turn Their Cameras On

SEL STRATEGIES TO ENCOURAGE CAMERA USE If you want to incorporate social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies to prompt camera use among your students, start with the recognition that words matter: Our communication with our students needs to be rooted in community, not compliance. From there, you could leverage any number of SEL approaches. Build relationships. Focus […]

Can Social-Emotional Skills Strengthen Democracy?

We’ve long understood that the development of social-emotional skills in early childhood can affect many aspects of our adulthood, from public health and safety to economic mobility to personal happiness. Could “non-cognitive” skills developed in early childhood, like empathy or self-control, predict civic engagement later in life? Specifically, could participation in social-emotional learning (SEL) programs at school lead to more voting after […]

Coping Skills for Kids

Partner with students to identify positive coping strategies that help them with emotional management and self-regulation rather than using a blanket “method.” Studies have found that students who actively participate in expressing preferences and making choices have increases in engagement and productivity and decreases in disruptive behavior. –  (Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning […]

A Whole Student View

Now more than ever, teachers need easier ways to engage one-on-one with students and ensure they feel seen and heard. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is partnering with Gradient Learning, teachers, students and researchers to create Along– a new interactive video journal that makes it easier for teachers to forge strong relationships with students, whether they’re back […]