How and why educators can teach the whole child through social-emotional skill building

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We need to educate the whole child, by teaching skills for an effective life, according to educator Trish Shaffer.

Social-emotional skills, like awareness of self and others, improve mental health and behavior, boost social competence, and create more positive school climates. Watch Shaffer’s TED Talk at the University of Nevada, where she discusses the practice and value of social and emotional learning and how she worked with her child’s third grade teacher on how she implemented social emotional skill building in the classroom.

Trish Shaffer is the Coordinator for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for the Washoe County School District (WCSD). In this talk, she discusses the practice and value of social and emotional learning.

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Source: Social and emotional learning: Trish Shaffer at TEDxUniversityofNevada