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Cultivating the Social, Emotional, and Inner Lives of Children and Teachers
Reclaiming Children and Youth
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2012
Pages: 27 - 33
Source ID: shanti-sources-90981
Abstract: Adults often feel the pressures of today's fast-paced world and think back longingly to a time when their daily lives were a lot less hectic. One third of the respondents in one study report that they are living with "extreme stress" and almost half feel that the level of stress in their lives has increased over the past five years. Children are not immune to this high pressure epidemic. This article highlights research in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and demonstrates how teachers help students learn the skills to handle stress, manage emotions, achieve wellness, and develop inner resilience. ["Cultivating the Social, Emotional, and Inner Lives of Children and Teachers" was written with Madhavi Nambiar.]