Committee for Children Blog
social emotional learning, responsive classroom, implementation, CARES, child protection
|

Implementing Responsive Classroom and Second Step in an Elementary School

Responsive Classroom (RC) and Second Step are both evidence-based programs that focus on the strong relationship between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL). Together, they provide tools for a safe and welcoming learning community, and for important academic, social, and emotional skills. … Read More


trauma informed, social emotional learning, teacher, educator
|

Don’t Miss These Connections Between SEL and Trauma-Informed Practice

When we cannot know for sure whether children have experienced trauma, the use of trauma-informed practices and supports becomes more important in creating safe learning environments. Social-emotional learning and competencies are key in carrying out these practices so that kids feel supported and can thrive. … Read More


exclusionary discipline, SEL, social emotional learning, legislation, trends, analysis
|

Exclusionary Discipline in Schools

One of our priorities at Committee for Children is working to ensure that lawmakers are supporting the work that teachers and principals are doing in schools. Through bill-tracking, our Policy & Advocacy team has noticed that lawmakers were seeing a connection between SEL and school discipline reform, and we thought it would be beneficial to analyze the state-level legislative landscape for trends in this area.
Read More