Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Optimal learning environment for students include social, emotional learning

Students’ Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills have been shown to significantly improve students’ academic performance and attitude toward school. Great teachers embed SEL within instruction by creating optimal learning environments. How well are your teachers embedding SEL in daily lessons and creating optimal learning environments for all students?

Read a short story about one teacher’s breakthrough with the support of a mentor.

When teachers have a positive and reflective mindset, they are more successful in advancing the learning of all students. Teachers benefit from collaborating with a mentor or coach who supports them in taking a strengths-based approach with students as teachers develop engaging lessons. “The development of this approach begins with (teachers) looking within and examining personal experiences and perspectives.”

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