Teachers Need Social and Emotional Support, Too

New research from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) shows that teachers are more anxious and overwhelmed since the pandemic and in need of SEL more than ever.

For teachers to best support students, they must feel supported as well. And not just by individuals, but within a structured system that permeates a school’s culture.

We found a few CTA members who have benefited from such a system. These positive school environments that offer SEL for staff might inspire other districts to formalize programs where educators feel valued, cared about and supported.

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