We have entered the Age of Emotional Intelligence: self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and interpersonal effectiveness are now the must-have skills that drive high performance, in the classroom, on the campus, and on the playing field. When we live emotionally intelligent lives through the practice of social and emotional learning (SEL), we become living interventions for our students. Students who learn SEL skills are less likely to resort to violence to express their emotions, more likely to develop positive peer relationships, and more likely to experience academic success. Dr. Saenz presents research that validates the practice of SEL, and he shares two powerful case studies that prove its effectiveness in schools.
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