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NeMTSS Virtual Summit | Core/Tier One: Social, Emotional & Behavioral (Middle, High School)

Dominique Smith, Ed.DChief of Educational Services and Teacher Relations at Health Sciences and Middle College (HSHMC), Consultant for Corwin

Families & Schools


Academic learning may be the explicit focus of schooling, but what teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we chose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how our students think, see themselves, interact with content and with others, and assert themselves in the world. While social and emotional learning (SEL) is most familiar as compartmentalized programs or specific interventions, the truth is, all learning is social and emotional.  This session makes the case for taking a deliberate approach to the “hidden curriculum” already being taught, presenting a five-part model of SEL that’s easy to integrate into everyday content instruction.