Alexandra Mays is the National Program Director at the Healthy Schools Campaign.
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April 18, 2016
A core component of a healthy school environment is supporting social and emotional learning. Social and emotional learning includes knowledge and skills such as understanding and managing emotions, setting and achieving positive goals, feeling and showing empathy for others and making responsible decisions. These abilities help students and adults form healthy working relationships with others, stick with challenging problems and pursue long-term goals. Research has shown these skills matter to students’ long-term success. Despite growing evidence that social and emotional learning is...