Ukiah Blends Academics and SEL

Ukiah Unified School District is implementing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) throughout the district to bolster SEL, and academics, for students.

“In the past, many educators assumed that students should leave their feelings at the door if they were serious about learning and wanted to be successful. Academic and social-emotional issues were considered separate, and anything that did not directly relate to students’ academic performance needed to be dealt with outside the classroom. However, it is plain to see that emotions and academics are not separate if we are preparing students to be ‘college and career ready.’”

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