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Buzzword Alert: What is "Social-Emotional Learning?"

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on June 16, 2017



If you are one of many educators you may have heard the new buzz about "social-emotional learning." What is this concept and what does this mean for your classroom?

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a concept that has been around for several years and has recently been gaining more attention. In fact, a growing number of districts and schools are finding it important to focus on a social-emotional learning framework to improve academic outcomes and help students develop social and emotional skills that are necessary for life. 

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What is a "drop out factory" and is it still an issue in today's educational space?

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on June 09, 2017


The term "dropout factory" is not new to education, in fact for several years a dropout factory has referred to high schools with a large number of students who did not finish high school or graduate with a diploma. First coined by Robert Balfanz, a researcher at John Hopkins, dropout factories refer to high schools with less than 60 percent graduating seniors when compared to the number of freshman.

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