THE NEED FOR TEACHER TRAINING IN SEL
We’ve learned over the past two decades that teachers are like the rest of the world – not trained in the skills of SEL. When teachers have effective strategies to manage their own emotions, including stress, they are better equipped to teach and model the skills for students.
THE NEED FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
Much of the world is now connected by a web of electronic communication and instant information. In the twenty-first century, our global economy has made nations and their people even more dependent upon one another. In ancient times, trade between nations was not necessary. Today, it is impossible to remain isolated, so if nations do not have mutual respect, problems are bound to arise.