Explore these resources for stories, strategies, texts, and approaches for creating more accepting learning environments.

“’Learning is bidirectional. We learn from the environment, and the environment learns and is modified thanks to our actions.’ Imagine breathing in and out underwater, you'll find that you're doing the right thing, but in the wrong environment. So it is with our young people. To focus on their social emotional learning without mentioning the environment in which it happens is a disservice to us all.” -Samuel Bellamy Lead Strategist, SC Mentors

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In order to teach Social Emotional Learning, we must have a clear understanding of it ourselves. Explore these resources to gain meaningful statistics, practices and learning techniques that you then can utilize and join us to spread the awareness of the importance of SEL in all communities across South Carolina. 

"When you go to the doctor’s office, do you want an expert in biology, or someone with good bedside manner? This is a false choice of course, because the answer is “I want both.” But the point is, the former (expertise in biology) is not helpful to the patient unless it is applied with good bedside manner, ie, with empathy, compassion, and a desire to help me address my health concerns. What I have learned from a 40+ year career as a physician and healthcare executive, is that Theodore Roosevelt was correct in stating that “nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” This is the difference between an expert and a healer, and this is the magic of SEL." -Ed Coffey MD