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.
Importantly, training is just one piece. They also need to be in an environment where SEL is welcome – where their school has built in positive and structured ways to deal with stress and promote an emotionally supportive school climate.
Mark Brackett, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence