SEDTL & Common Core

The Common Core Standards recently adopted by most states offer a rigorous set of guidelines that emphasize depth over coverage of content. This has added a new level of rigor to many curricula and requires teachers to alter how they teach and assess student learning. Recent literature and work done by CRTWC points to the need to explicitly address SEL skills in order for students to succeed in meeting Common Core standards rather than introduced as an add-on program, the social-emotional dimensions of teaching and learning (SEDTL) can be embedded in core subjects such as math, literacy, social studies, and science to foster self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. These skills can help both students and their teachers embrace this new rigor to achieve academic success.

The slides below demonstrate a few of the many connections between the Common Core Standards and SEDTL.

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View the following resources to see connections between social-emotional learning and Common Core: